A late night crash on County Road 427 has resulted in the death of one Altamonte Springs man, according to Florida Law Enforcement. The accident happened at 11 p.m. Wednesday night, when a 2015 Infiniti SUV driven by Raymond Williams, left the road and struck a culvert. He subsequently struck trees after hitting the culvert, and his vehicle caught fire. Williams was pulled from the burning vehicle, but died at the scene of the accident, which is still under investigation at this time.
According to Law Enforcement, Williams was travelling at about 60 mph when he attempted to make a left hand turn and was unable to negotiate the turn. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Williams was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
This incident leaves many questions in the minds of those left behind. Was this an incident where the driver nearly missed his turn and then tried to make it at the last minute? Was he tired or distracted by something else in the vehicle? These are answers that we may never know the answers to. However, there are some important issues that we can learn from.
Though we do not know if a seat belt may have saved Mr. Williams’ life, it may have helped. In fact, wearing a seat belt or buckling a child into a restraint system is perhaps the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones while travelling in a vehicle.
If you happen to be involved in an accident, whether you or someone else is at fault, your odds of being seriously injured or killed decrease dramatically if you are wearing a restraint. While we cannot control the actions of others, it is important to take action and ensure that you and your family are as safe as possible when navigating Florida’s streets and highways.
If you, or someone you love, have been injured in a Florida car accident, contact us today at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. – 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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