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Two people were killed recently when the cab they were riding in was struck by a dump truck at a high rate of speed. The investigation into the crash is ongoing, but a spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol said the accident occurred on Monday, June 6 around 2:00 a.m. Officers say the cab was stopped on State Road 528 near the McCoy Road exit near Orlando International Airport when it was struck from the rear by the dump truck. Police say the impact nearly tore the back end of the cab completely off, killing the 55-year-old passenger riding in the back of the cab and mortally injuring the taxi driver. The 39-year-old driver was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition, and he died from his injuries two days later.
Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham knows that more and more people are biking instead of driving to get around the area. With gas prices around $4 per gallon and prices projected to reach up to $5 per gallon sometime this summer, we can expect to see even more people choosing two rather than four wheels to get around. As more bicyclists compete with motorized vehicles on area roadways, Mr. Cunningham would like to remind riders about some safety tips to keep biking safe and fun for everyone. To that end, here are some things to keep in mind while you’re out biking in the coming months and years.
Recently, a car struck and critically injured a 28-year-old Pennsylvania man while he was crossing Universal Boulevard in Orlando. Accident investigators say the man was just a few hundred feet from the entrance to Universal Orlando when he attempted to cross from west to east across the boulevard. The accident occurred near the intersection with Major Boulevard around 2:10 a.m. A Chrysler sedan driven by a 25-year-old area woman struck and critically injured the victim. Orlando Police spokeswoman Sergeant Barb Jones said the victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries.