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Orlando Drag Racing Accident Sends Two to the Hospital

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on January 1, 2015

Many Floridians are serious about their cars. They wash and wax them every weekend. They don’t take convertibles out in bad weather. They park in the back of a parking lot so there is no chance their vehicle will get dinged.

But many Floridians also trick out their vehicles and make them fast. They want to imitate the drivers from the Fast and Furious movies and race for titles. To try and go undetected, they hold races off of major streets. But that can create problems, as residents live in these area

That’s exactly what happened on November 30, 2014 around 3 a.m. Two people were street racing in Orlando near Columbia Street and Crooms Street. For some reason, one of the vehicles crashed into the other vehicle, causing both vehicles to lose control. The vehicles crashed into a residential neighborhood, spreading wreckage across several properties.

Both drivers’ were sent to the hospital, and many residents were worried about vehicles moving at high speed through the neighborhood. Only the drivers were injured, but it could have been worse.

Street racing is becoming a serious problem in Florida. It’s actually a crime. According to the statute, an officer may immediately arrest and take such person into custody if that person is believed to be engaged in street racing. The court may enter an order of impoundment or immobilization of the vehicle as a condition of incarceration or probation.

There have been several high-profile, high-speed chases between street racers and law enforcement officers in recent month in Florida. Local media outlets have shown the dash cam video of the police vehicles in pursuit.

The problem has become so prevalent that some in the city government are looking at creating a designated area or location where street racers can race. The racers argue that they are going to race. Either way, street racing is illegal and people need to be held accountable when injuries and accidents happen to innocent bystanders.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a street racing accident, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. immediately at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.

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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