Two Dead, Two Injured After Ford Rolls Over Toyota in Orange County
A two-car crash located within Orange County resulted in the death of two individuals and the severe injury of at least two others on the night of Thursday, April 11th. According to the early reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident took place around 9:30 in the evening, when a 2007 Ford pickup truck was being driven along State Road 50. The driver of this pickup truck, a 25-year-old Apopka resident, was joined in their car by two other individuals. Neither of these two passengers were named or described in the initial reports of the incident.
As the pickup truck neared the exit from State Road 50 to State Road 429, they positioned their car to facilitate a shift into the exit lane. It was as they were traveling along the entrance ramp that led from State Road 50 to the northern lanes of State Road 429 that something happened to cause the 25-year-old driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Before he was able to regain control of the car, it left the roadway, swerved across the northern lanes of State Road 429, and then rolled over as it entered the southbound lanes of this same road. The report did not indicate just how the car overturned, but it was indicated that as the car rolled over it was positioned in such a way that it actually rolled on top of a 2007 Toyota that was traveling along the southern lanes.
The force of the impact and the violence of the one car landing directly on top of the other caused individuals within both vehicles to suffer from severe injuries. The reports from the Florida Highway Patrol suggested that the Toyota’s driver, a 39-year-old Apopka resident, died in the crash. One of the two passengers traveling inside of the pickup truck also died in the initial collision.
Emergency response crews, including EMTs and paramedics were on their way soon after the crash took place, and when they arrived they pulled the driver of the Ford as well as the third passenger from the vehicle. Both of these people were in serious condition after the crash, and they were rushed by ambulance to Orlando Health Hospital. It is not believed that anyone other than the driver was inside of the Toyota.
At the time of this writing, charges are pending against the driver of the Ford.
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.