Drunk Driver Accidents | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
After almost three years of lengthy legal entanglements, the family of a 23-year-old Florida woman can finally feel some sense of justice and perhaps a sliver of closure as the driver responsible for their loved one’s death was sentenced to a decade in prison at the beginning of this month.
As the amount of Independence Day celebrations all over the United States expectedly skyrocketed to an all-time high this year, especially here in Florida, so have the number of fatal auto accidents involving a driver who was under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both. Such is the case for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office as authorities were called to the scene of a deadly wrong-way collision over the weekend which claimed the life of a 22-year-old Haines City resident.
Family members of a couple killed by a drunk driver in Central Florida over a decade ago may finally be able to seek some justice and perhaps a little bit of closure as authorities in Mexico apprehended the primary suspect and extradited him back to the United States to face a flurry of felonious charges for his alleged involvement in their deaths.
For over a year, one loving and tight-knit Davie family has been mourning the loss of their doting & dedicated patriarch 45-year-old Joseph Nichols after he was struck and killed by a drunk driver last January. Now, after waiting months upon months for a small sliver of justice, they are finally seeing that small light at the end of the tunnel as the DUI suspect had his day in court on June 7th, 2021.
Authorities with the Tampa Police Department have arrested a 28-year-old resident of Riverdale for his alleged connection to a fatal DUI accident which claimed the life of a 15-year-old girl and injured two others this past Thursday morning along the Gandy Bridge.
According to preliminary collision reports from the Florida Highway Patrol operating in Sarasota County, a 33-year-old individual has been arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI serious bodily injury, and DUI property damage after his alleged involvement in a fatal motorcycle accident which claimed the life of a 67-year-old man this past Tuesday evening along U.S. Highway 41 near Palm Harbor Drive.
Police in Palm Bay are involved in an investigation into a fatal motorcycle accident that left a single biker dead and is believed to have been caused by an intoxicated driver. According to the reports from the Palm Bay Police Department, it was very early in the morning on Saturday, March 13th, that a person riding a motorcycle reached a red light governing the intersection between Palm Bay Road and Babcock Street. At this time, a second motorist was traveling through the area and approaching the same intersection. This person, behind the wheel of a car, was in the same travel lane as the motorcyclist and nearing them from behind.
A community is mourning the tragic death of a beloved Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy who was killed on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, while attempting to deploy stop sticks in order to end a high-speed chase with a suspected drunk driver along East Lake Road and Forelock Road in north Pinellas County.
An employee with the Polk County Public Schools is currently facing charges after they were involved in an auto accident while driving a pickup truck on Sunday, January 31st. Current reports on the incident suggest that it took place close to 4:00 in the afternoon on the day in question. At this time, a 45-year-old Lake Wales resident was behind the wheel of a black Chevy Silverado truck and traveling down Lake Mabel Loop Road. The reports did not incite where this person was coming from, but based on the following events it is believed that they had consumed a fair amount of alcohol while at this location.
A 31-year-old Highland City man has been arrested and charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter for his direct connection to a fatal drunk driver accident that occurred back on November 20th, 2020, which subsequently killed two men, according to the latest developments in the case reported by officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.