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Wrong-Way Car Crash in Orlando Kills 75-Year-Old Driver

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on June 15, 2022

Members of the Florida Highway Patrol operating within Orange County are currently working to determine the cause of a deadly head-on collision that claimed the life of a 75-year-old man Wednesday morning on Goldenrod Road.

Although few specific details surrounding the fatal auto accident are unknown at this time, responding troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol have stated that it was approximately 1:05 a.m. on June 15, 2022, when a 75-year-old resident of Orlando was driving a 2013 Toyota Tacoma in the southbound direction of the northbound lane of Goldenrod Road. As he approached the road’s intersection with Sun Vista Way, his truck was involved in a head-on crash with a 2021 Toyota Highlander being driven by a 35-year-old male man from Orlando.

Orange County emergency response teams and officers with the Florida Highway Patrol arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after the first set of 9-1-1 calls were received by local dispatchers. The 75-year-old driver of the Tacoma was immediately transported to AdventHealth East Orlando, however, due to the severity of his injuries, he was unable to survive and passed away. The 35-year-old driver of the Highlander was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center for additional medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

There were no other passengers involved in this incident and it is unclear if either driver was wearing a seat belt when the wrong-way collision occurred.

This case is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. No charges have been filed.

In accidents such as these, even though the surviving victim escaped with non-life-threatening injuries, it is quite possible that the injured individual will face a lifelong barrage of debilitating aches & pains, doctor’s appointments, and missed days of work. This is why it is essential that you have an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side when making a claim.

Since 1977, Orlando auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been representing victims that have been seriously injured or killed during wrong-way crashes, hit-and-run accidents, side-impact collisions, and head-on car accidents. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please submit your request through a contact form on our website or call our office directly at 877-FL-INJURY to schedule an appointment.

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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