Two-Car Crash on Orlando Stretch of I-4 Results in Single Fatality
A late-September car crash on an Orlando stretch of I-4 resulted in the death of an unnamed woman, says reports from the Orlando Police Department. Their full report, which was issued shortly after the initial investigation was conducted, states that it was just after 12:30 on the morning of Friday, September 25th, when the woman was driving her 2014 blue Mini Cooper down the western lanes of I-4, close to the intersection with Conroy Road. A second vehicle was reportedly involved, but this vehicle and its driver were not described in any way.
It is believed that the woman was alone in the Mini Cooper at the time, but the second vehicle mentioned above was traveling close by on the roadway when the two vehicles neared Conroy Road. All along this area, as a part of the ongoing I-4 Ultimate Project, construction vehicles are standing and waiting for the time when they are needed for the continuation of the work. The construction zones are clearly marked by signs and traffic cones.
The Mini Cooper, as well as the other vehicle, were still traveling at an advanced rate of speed when they entered the construction zone and it is extremely fortunate that there were no workers in the path of the two cars at the time they entered the area as that would likely have resulted in additional severe injuries. As it stands, the woman was not able to slow down and leave the construction zone before she crashed into a water truck that was parked in the area. After striking the water truck, the car ricocheted into a flatbed trailer. The dual collisions caused the woman driving the car to suffer from serious injuries. It is not known if the second car crashed into these same trucks or if it only struck the Mini Cooper.
Emergency response crews rushed to the area following the crash and began to tend to the woman. She was still alive when paramedics and EMTs reached the area, and they transported her from the crash site to Orlando Regional Medical Center. It was sometime after reaching the medical facility that the woman was pronounced dead.
While the initial investigation into the crash was underway, the western lanes of I-4 were closed at the intersection with Conroy Road. These lanes remained closed for close to six hours.
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.