On Tuesday, January 15th, diners who were enjoying a late lunch at a Chinese restaurant located within Orange County received a shock when a driver traveling down N. Hiawassee Road lost control of their vehicle, left the asphalt, and collided with the restaurant.
An auto accident near Tampa that took place on December 31st resulted in the death of one individual from Spring hill. It is not believed that anyone else was injured in the incident or that any other vehicles were involved in the single-car crash. At the time of this writing, an investigation into the accident is still underway, and the hope is that through the work of the Florida Highway Patrol the reasons for the crash will be understood.
Officers working with the Cocoa Police Department found themselves engaged in an unusual DUI arrest on Thursday, August 9th, after discovering a car that had collided with a tree around 3:00 in the morning. It is not clear if the police were called to the scene or if an officer on routine patrol discovered the crash, but soon there were numerous emergency units at the scene of the incident including paramedics and EMTs.
A stretch of road that runs through Orlando is slated to receive a hefty overhaul due to safety concerns. According to a joint study by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Metroplan Orlando, and municipalities of Orange County, Orlando, and Winter Park the stretch of road examined is far too dangerous and its conditions have led directly to numerous accidents.
A 15-year-old female from Lakeland, Florida was killed following a two-vehicle crash in Lacoochee. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident happened on Tuesday at around 7:00 p.m. at the intersection of US Highway 301 and Trilby Road.
On May 12, 2017, a female from Windermere, Florida was driving her vehicle on Challenger Tech Court. As she approached the intersection with Challenger Parkway, she was hit by a vehicle driven by a male from Sanford, Florida. As a result of this Orlando car accident, the female driver suffered a range of injuries that have caused her ongoing pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish and substantial expenses for medical treatment.
Members of the Florida Highway Patrol are currently investigating a crash that involved a sergeant working with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It appears that the incident, which happened on Sunday, July 1st, took place as the sergeant was driving an SUV down State Road 408.
Orange County deputies are working around the clock in order to cut down on the number of drag racing vehicles driving throughout the county. According to the official numbers, in a stretch of time spanning from the beginning of March until the 25th of June, 481 citations as well as 56 arrests have been made as a part of this effort. A recent incident that happened this past Monday, June 25th, highlights some of the effects of drag racing, especially when things do not go quite according to the racers’ plans.
Reports from the Orlando Police Department have recently begun to emerge about an incident that happened on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 20th, that ultimately resulted in a collision between a car and a church as well as the hospitalization of one person.
A construction vehicle left one person dead and two seriously injured Monday evening. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident happened in the southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike, near mile marker 250. At approximately 9:45 p.m., a construction vehicle with a hydraulic lift bucket drove into the path of a Ford Edge. Upon impact, the Ford, which was being driven by a 62-year-old female, rotated and hit a nearby concrete barrier.