Kissimmee Man Killed in Head-on Collision on Winter Garden Vineland Road
The latest accident reports from responding officers with the Florida Highway Patrol indicate that authorities are currently investigating a fatal head-on collision in Windermere which claimed the life of a 26-year-old man from Kissimmee and severely injured another this past Monday afternoon along the northbound lanes of Winter Garden Vineland Road.
It was approximately 4:20 p.m. on April 12th, 2021, when first responders in Windermere and the surrounding Orange County area were alerted to an auto accident involving two vehicles with potential fatalities on Winter Garden Vineland Road close to where it intersects with Overstreet Road. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol indicate that a 72-year-old resident of Orlando was driving his sedan in the northbound direction of Winter Garden Vineland Road when something suddenly caused him to momentarily lose control of his car and collide with a cable box installation on the side of the street. The force of impact from this initial collision pushed the sedan back onto the road, across oncoming traffic, and over the grassy median separating the divided highway where it finally came to a rest after crashing head-on into a 26-year-old driver of another sedan.
Within a matter of minutes, Orange County emergency response teams and local law enforcement agencies were dispatched to the scene of the accident where they immediately proceeded to engage in life-saving techniques for both the 72-year-old Orlando resident and the 26-year-old Kissimmee man. Sadly, despite their best efforts, the Kissimmee man was unable to survive the severity of his injuries sustained in the collision and he passed away shortly after EMTs arrived at the crash site. The 72-year-old driver was transported to AdventHealth Celebration where he remains in serious condition.
At the time of this writing, it is unclear what exactly happened to the 72-year-old driver to cause him to lose control of his vehicle. Due to his age, it is entirely possible that he suffered some sort of medical episode prior to the crash or perhaps confused the accelerator and brake pedals. It is also feasible that the sedan itself suffered from a vehicle malfunction or that the roadway was dangerous and poorly maintained. These are, of course, simply speculations at this point until the Florida Highway Patrol is able to properly conclude their investigation.
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.