Police are investigating a hit-and-run motorcycle accident in Casselberry that sent a rider to the hospital with serious injuries. The accident occurred at State Road 436 and Casselton Drive, just north of Aloma Avenue. Police are looking for the driver of a black SUV or sedan who struck the rider and then fled the scene. They believe that the motorcyclist and the driver who struck him were traveling side-by-side in separate lanes when the driver may have swerved into the rider’s lane to avoid construction work in the roadway. They believe that the maneuver caused the driver to collide with and seriously injure the rider. Anyone with any information about the accident is asked to contact the Casselberry Police Department.
Three area teens were injured recently in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Brevard County. Accident investigators say that the teens were riding together on Hammock Road in Mims around 6 p.m. one recent evening when one of the ATVs clipped the back of another, causing a third to collide with one of the ATVs. The accident involved four teens, with one of the teens riding on the back of one of the three ATVs. The three injured teens were airlifted to two Orlando hospitals, where one is listed in critical condition, another is listed in serious condition and a third was treated for minor injuries. Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham is monitoring developments in this case closely, as this is one of several recent accidents involving ATVs that resulted in severe injuries to young people. Police say that one of the ATVs ran over at least two of the teens, resulting in the serious injuries.
A recent article published in the Orlando Sentinel shed some light on a distressingly common problem in Central Florida in general and Orlando in particular: the types of injuries that victims often suffer in pedestrian accidents. The writer interviewed Dr. John Promes, who is the medical director of the trauma unit at Orlando Health’s ORMC. Dr. Promes said that victims injured in Orlando pedestrian accidents "are one of our top three types of injuries that we see," along with people injured in auto accidents and slip and fall accidents.
A Panama City woman’s arm had to be amputated by surgeons after a pit bull attacked her while she was working at a veterinary clinic. Coworkers who rescued the woman say that they saw the dog violently shaking the victim’s arm as they walked into the kennel to help her. They had to kick and strike the dog to get it to release the woman and were able to lock it in its cage to protect her. The 43-year-old victim is being held in guarded condition in the intensive care unit of a nearby hospital. The owner of Parkway Animal Hospital where the attack occurred, told investigating officers that the dog had been in her kennel for two weeks prior to the attack and had not acted aggressively before attacking the woman. The animal is being held by Animal Control and is expected to be destroyed.
An Oakland Park man wanted in connection with a recent fatal hit-and-run bicycle accident now faces charges, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Officers report that the man faces multiple charges including failing to stop or remain at the scene of a fatal accident, driving with a suspended license and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. The 37-year-old suspect is being held in the Broward County jail on $65,500 bail, which includes a previous warrant for driving on a suspended license.