Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
Around a week ago, we reported on a car accident that took place between a 25-year-old driver and a senior enrolled at the University of Central Florida who was on foot and walking along the grass shoulder of Napiers Circle, close to the UCF campus. At the time of that writing, the senior was reportedly in critical condition. In a heartbreaking update to this story, it was reported on Saturday, June 29th, that the college student was not able to recover from their injuries or emerge from their coma. The 25-year-old motorist now faces charges of homicide as well as charges of leaving the scene of an accident, DUI with serious bodily injury, and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury.
Two pilots narrowly escaped with their lives this past Friday morning when the single-engine aircraft they were flying crashed shortly after takeoff, just at the edge of a runway near the Leesburg International Airport in Lake County.
The family of a senior enrolled at the University of Central Florida is undergoing the fiercest torment of their lives right now as their child remains in serious condition following a hit-and-run that took place at the intersection of Napiers Circle and Pasteur Drive on Saturday, June 22nd. According to reports from various news agencies as well as from the official investigators working on the incident, the crash took place close to UCF at some unspecified time on Saturday morning.
Police with the Orlando Police Department are involved in the investigation into an accident that took place on Sunday, June 23rd, that involved one of their own officers. At the time of this writing, much about the incident remains unknown, however it is clear that when the crash took place the officer in question was driving in a marked patrol car.
A crash that took place in the city of Cocoa on Wednesday morning claimed the life of one person and caused injuries in another. Reports from the Cocoa Beach Police Department indicated that the motorcycle accident happened sometime close to 9:00 in the morning, along a stretch of U.S. Highway 1 that sits near to Highland Drive. It is believed that only two vehicles were involved in the crash, and that one of these vehicles was a motorcycle. It is not clear if there were any other individuals involved other than the drivers of these two vehicles, although it is likely that if there were additional injuries would have been reported.
Cruise ship giant Carnival has once again found themselves in hot water after a fatal drowning accident aboard one of their luxury liners claimed the life of a decorated military member this past Friday near Port Everglades in Broward County.
On Saturday, June 15th, police working within Daytona Beach received reports about a car vs. pedestrian accident that had taken place along Nova Road. According to the report filed by the Daytona Beach Police Department, the incident happened sometime during the night, although the initial updates on the story did not mention the specific time. What we do know is that the pedestrian was a 49-year-old who was crossing the road on foot when a black Nissan Maxima approached the area.
This past weekend, the El Monterey corporation issued a recall affecting over 246,000 pounds of their popular frozen breakfast wraps and burritos. The company stated that this recall came as the direct result of fears from the El Monterey corporation that their product may have been contaminated with small objects. Specifically, the corporation said that the objects one might now expect to find in certain types of its breakfast offerings were small rocks.
Fans of the pasta company called Ragú received a surprise when the company that owns Ragú, Mizkan America, issued a broad recall on a large swath of its product line over fears of contamination. In an announcement made on Saturday, June 15th, Mizkan America believes that there is a chance that a number of their products may contain slivers or splinters of plastic. While the company said that no consumer complaints or issues have yet been reported, and that the recall was made out of a desire to be overly-cautious, the fact remains that there are an untold number of people who have purchased Ragú sauces who remain unaware as to the potential health hazards.
On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, a single-engine airplane crashed into Lake Maitland near Orlando, killing both the pilot and passenger – two South Carolina men who were aboard aircraft at the time of the accident.