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Driver T-Bones Orlando Police Car

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on January 2, 2018

An Orlando Police car with two officers in it was hit on Sunday when another car ran a red light on John Young Parkway. According to the police report, the police car was traveling west on Silver Spring Road with its lights and sirens on when the other driver ran a red light, causing a t-bone car accident. The incident happened around 8:00 pm on New Year’s Eve.

Following the accident, one of the Orlando officers was taken to the hospital and treated with non-life-threatening facial injuries. Meanwhile, the driver of the other car fled the scene on foot, leaving her passenger behind in the car. That passenger was also taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. The driver was soon tracked down and taken into custody, where charges are pending.

A t-bone accident, also known as a broadside accident, happens when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle. As in the case at hand, t-bone accidents most often happen at an intersection, where one driver fails to stop at a stop light or stop sign. The people involved in this Orlando t-bone accident are lucky, as often times a broadside crash leads to severe injuries to the driver and passengers – including brain injuries, broken bones and spinal cord fractures.

When a t-bone accident is caused by one driver’s negligence, then the injured parties have the legal right to seek financial compensation for their injuries. This is done by filing what is called a personal injury lawsuit. In the suit, the person seeking damages, known as the plaintiff, must set out how the other driver’s negligent was the cause of the accident and how the accident caused them to be injured. In the case at hand, running a red light is not only against the law, it is also a negligent act. This act caused the driver to t-bone the police car, which in turn caused the injuries. As a result, if the injured police officer or passenger filed a suit against the driver, they would most likely be able to receive compensation for the injuries they sustained in the accident.

To learn more about how you can get compensated for your Orlando motor vehicle accident injuries, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today.

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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