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One Teen Dead, Three Seriously Injured During Early Morning Crash in Clermont

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 7, 2020

A deadly collision occurred within the Florida city of Clermont near the end of September that resulted in the death of at least one person as well as the injury of three others. Reports so far have indicated that the incident happened very early in the morning on Tuesday, September 22nd, and involved a Toyota Corolla and a Penske box truck. Inside of the Toyota at the time of the crash were four teenagers, all of them between 13 and 14 years of age. Inside of the Penske truck were two individuals who were not described in the initial report.

The incident began at an unspecified time when one of the teens took their parents’ car without the parents’ knowledge. After taking the car, the driver as well as the three passengers took off down the road. It is not known if they had any specific destination in mind, but it is possible this was simply a joyride.

The four teens were traveling down the southern lanes of U.S. 27 and nearing the intersection with Hooks Street when their path converged with the path of a Penske box truck. What exactly took place remains the subject of the ongoing investigation, but images taken from the scene of the crash show the badly mangled Toyota mostly buried underneath the bed of the truck. The pictures make it appear as though the accident was the result of a sideswipe or a T-bone crash.

Emergency medical personnel were called to the scene shortly after the incident took place. When they arrived at the location, they immediately began treating the badly injured individuals inside of the Toyota. Due to the severity of the crash, all four of the young people suffered from serious injuries. One of them suffered from injuries that proved beyond the scope of medical aid. This individual, a passenger within the Toyota, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.

The driver along with one of the other passengers were both hospitalized with critical injuries, and the fourth and final teenager was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. For treatment, the three teens were transported to either Orlando Regional Medical Center or Arnold Palmer Hospital.

Neither of the individuals inside of the box truck were injured as a result of the incident.


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