T-Bone Crash Kills One in Orange County
A t-bone crash at an intersection close to Avalon Park resulted in the death of a 23-year-old Orlando resident on Thursday, April 4th. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol indicate that the incident took place at the intersection of Avalon Park Boulevard and Perdido Drive and involved two vehicles: a Toyota pickup truck and a Buick SUV.
Behind the wheel of the SUV was a 62-year-old individual. Their passenger, a 23-year-old, was not wearing a seatbelt. The 62-year-old was driving the Buick down Avalon Park Boulevard when they neared the intersection of this road and Perdido Drive. The driver then attempted to make a left turn off of Avalon Park and onto Perdido Drive.
At this same time, a Toyota pickup truck was traveling down the opposite lane of Avalon Park Boulevard. When the driver of the Buick turned their vehicle, they positioned themselves directly in the path of the oncoming Toyota. The driver of the Toyota reportedly did not have enough time to respond to this sudden entrance of a vehicle within their travel lane and wound up being forced to collide with the right side of the Buick.
The energy of the impact caused the 23-year-old passenger of the Buick to suffer fatal injuries. It is not clear if they were thrown from the car or if they remained within the Buick, but the report did indicate that the lack of proper safety precautions – i.e. that the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt – potentially exacerbated the situation and directly led to the fatal injuries suffered by this individual.
Emergency response crews rushed to the scene of the accident and began to administer medical aid to those who had been injured in the incident. Unfortunately, due to the severity of the injuries suffered by the 23-year-old passenger there was nothing that the emergency medical crews could do for them and they were declared dead at the scene of the incident. The 62-year-old driver of the Buick was taken from the location to Advent Health where they were treated for minor injuries.
It is not known if the driver of the Toyota pickup was injured in the incident.
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.