Collision Between Car & Box Truck in Orange County Leaves One Dead
Collisions between cars and trucks are usually far more damaging and dangerous for the person within the car. While the dangers to the drivers and passengers within the truck is not negligible, it is important to recognize that the size difference between the car and the truck is fairly large, and that trucks are therefore heavier and more likely to cause severe damage to the smaller vehicle. This concept was illustrated to a tragic level in the middle of December, when a 25-year-old woman died after being involved in a collision with a box truck.
The details of the event were reconstructed after the accident based on reports from witnesses as well as from statements made by the driver of the box truck. According to these various sources, it was close to midnight on Tuesday, December 15th, that a car was traveling down Landstreet Road when they neared the intersection between this street and Atlantic Avenue. At this same time, a box truck was also driving down Landstreet Road.
The driver of the box truck attempted to make a left turn, a decision which placed the large vehicle directly in the path of the smaller car. At this point, neither of the driver’s of the two vehicles were able to avoid the impending collision, and as a result the passenger side of the car was struck by the front of the truck. The force of the impact caused the driver of the car to lose control and crash into a semi-truck that was already stopped in the area due to traffic congestion.
As a result of the impact, both the 29-year-old driver of the car and their 25-year-old passenger suffered from serious injuries. When paramedics and EMTs reached the scene, they rushed both of these individuals from the crash site to nearby hospitals. It was sometime after arriving at the hospital that the 25-year-old passenger died as a result of the injuries they sustained. The 29-year-old driver, an Orlando resident, was able to be stabilized, but their condition was still being considered quite serious.
Neither the driver of the box truck nor the driver of the semi truck suffered from any injuries.
Charges are currently pending against the box truck’s driver.
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.