One Dead, Two Hospitalized After Two Car Crash in Orlando
Officers with the Orlando Police Department are in the process of finishing up an investigation into a two-car collision that took place on Tuesday, May 12th, within the City of Orlando and resulted in the death of a 73-year-old woman. According to their reports on the event, the accident took place after police began to pursue two individuals believed to be connected with a homicide that was under investigation. The car connected with the homicide was identified by a license plate reader somewhere in Orlando on Monday night, and then the car itself was spotted by an officer with the Orlando Police Department on Tuesday morning, prompting police to begin to follow the vehicle.
It appears as though the individuals inside of the car became aware of the officers following them and began to try and elude the officers. When stop sticks were placed on the road in the path of the oncoming car, a Kia Forte, the driver saw and swerved around them. Shortly after this, the fleeing driver began to pilot their car down Rio Grande Avenue.
At this same time, a 73-year-old woman behind the wheel of a Toyota Corolla was navigating a side street that intersects with Rio Grande Avenue. It appears as though the driver of the Corolla lost control of their car, which then struck the curb along the side of the road. After hitting the curb, the car lurched out of the northern lanes and into the southern ones, where it collided nearly head-on with the Corolla. The speed of both cars remains unknown, but we do have confirmation that the collision that followed was violent and loud. A witness to the event indicated that the Kia was traveling at an extremely high rate of speed shortly before striking the Corolla.
Emergency medical response teams rushed to the area following the incident and began to treat all three people involved: the driver of the Corolla, the driver of the Kia, and a passenger within the Kia at the time of the crash. The injuries sustained by the 73-year-old woman were the most devastating, and she was declared dead shortly after the incident. Both the driver and passenger within the Kia survived the initial crash, but were transported to nearby hospitals in severe condition.
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.