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Two Drivers Killed During Rear-End Crash on the Florida Turnpike

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on November 11, 2022

It was during the early morning commute this past Thursday when officials with the Florida Highway Patrol were alerted to an auto accident involving possible fatalities along the Florida Turnpike in Orange County.

According to preliminary collision reports from the responding authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol, it was shortly before 6 a.m. on November 10, 2022, when a 42-year-old tow truck driver from Poinciana and an officer with the Florida Highway Patrol were parked single-file within the shoulder of the Florida Turnpike near mile marker 266 – locally known as State Road 408. Their respective vehicles were illuminated with the standard flashing safety lights as the two individuals completed their services from a prior car crash in the area.

Meanwhile, a 53-year-old man from Groveland and his 51-year-old male passenger from Clermont were travelling in a 2000 Isuzu Hombre down the Florida Turnpike in the direction of the FHP trooper and the tow truck driver. For reasons that are currently unknown, the 53-year-old driver of the Isuzu Hombre lost control of his pickup and slammed into the back of the tow truck and its driver, who was standing behind his vehicle at the time of the crash.

Several Florida Highway Patrol officers and Orange County emergency response teams were dispatched to the scene of the accident and sadly determined that the 42-year-old tow truck driver and the 53-year-old driver from Groveland had already succumbed to their severe, life-ending injuries. The 51-year-old passenger of the pickup truck was taken to a local hospital where they received treatment for minor injuries. The FHP officer was unharmed during the incident.

If you have been involved in an auto accident due to the negligence of another motorist, it is imperative that you seek experienced legal representation immediately after seeing your medical practitioner. Issues like whiplash and other internal injuries suffered during a crash can often take days to manifest, so even if you’re feeling fine, you should still visit a physician.

Since 1977, Orange County wrongful death lawyer James O. Cunningham has been compassionately representing victims who have lost their lives during hit-and-run accidents, wrong-way collisions, pedestrian accidents, T-bone car crashes, and head-on collisions. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY for additional information.

James O. Cunningham

James O. CunninghamSince 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.

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