Drag Racing Cars Crash in Orange County, One Hurt
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.
A deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office working within South Orange County was one of the numerous emergency response crews who rushed to an area located along South Park Circle after reports began emerging of a violent two-car crash that had taken place there. Camera footage taken off of the officer’s uniform shows the aftermath of the incident on one of the cars involved. Mostly flattened, the car looks as though it has been pressed down by a trash compactor. The windows as well as the headlights are all smashed, and the passenger side door is dangling from its hinges.
In the footage taken from the deputy, a woman can be seen sitting in the passenger side of the vehicle. She is trapped, crying for help, and emergency response teams work carefully to free her. This driver of the car was not at the scene of the crash when officers arrived, and during the time that the woman was being freed officers asked her to provide the identity of the person operating the vehicle; a question that the woman repeatedly ignores.
In fact, neither of the two drivers of the crashed cars were in the area when the authorities arrived. The driver of the car containing the injured passenger was apparently able, after the accident, to exit the car, remove the license plates from the vehicle, and feel the area on foot. The other driver also fled from the scene of the accident.
At the time of this writing, officers with the Florida Highway Patrol are working to uncover the identity of both of the drivers, and any information that can be provided by the general public will be tremendously appreciated.
The passenger still at the scene when the authorities arrived was transported to a nearby hospital where they received treatment for their injuries. It is believed that these injuries were not life-threatening.
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.