Eleven Injured in Orlando Church Van Crash
A church van and six other vehicles were involved in an Orlando multiple vehicle accident that sent eleven people to area hospitals Wednesday morning. The crash occurred on West Colonial Drive near Paul Street. One of the victims was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, and the others suffered non-life threatening injuries. The eastbound lanes of West Colonial Drive were shut down for more than an hour after the accident so that crews could clear the scene.
According to Fire Rescue spokeswoman Genevieve Latham, the accident occurred just before 8:44 a.m. Firefighters found the church van on its side with passengers trapped inside. When approaching stopped traffic at the red light on Paul Street, the driver of the van reportedly lost control before veering from the center lane to the right lane and rolling over the top of another vehicle. This caused a chain reaction, and the van collided with five other vehicles. Seven of the eleven accident victims had to be extracted from vehicles. It has been reported that the 15-passenger church van is owned by Florida Mentor, an organization that serves developmentally-disabled children and adults. Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes said that charges are pending against the van driver.
Florida is known as one of the most dangerous states in our country for auto accidents. Every year, thousands of people lose their lives in Florida auto accidents, and many more are severely injured. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to an Orlando auto accident, you need an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer on your side who can get you the compensation you deserve for hospital bills, time away from work and other expenses. Personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham has a proven record of success, and he has been helping people since 1977. Call 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 to schedule your free consultation today.
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.