Florida Auto Accident
A car accident that happened in Orange County this past Friday resulted in the death of one individual. Details on the incident emerged shortly after the crash took place, when officers with the Florida Highway Patrol told reporters that they had responded to reports of a crash at the intersection of Rio Grande Avenue and 18th Street at close to 7:00 in the evening. The statements from the officers did not completely fill in all questions left by the the incident, but many of the pertinent details were included.
Four people were injured when their SUV lost control while traveling on Interstate 4 near Davenport, Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Chevy Tahoe was being driven by a 19-year-old male and was carrying seven people.
It was almost two weeks ago, on a Saturday, that McCarthy and her husband were fast asleep in their Cocoa home when they suddenly awakened to a loud crashing sound. Leaping from their bed, McCarthy’s husband rushed out of the bedroom and towards the source of the sound. He made his way to the home’s second bedroom, where his three sons, aged 5, 7, and 15, were sleeping. When he opened the door, he saw the room completely upended, drywall dust floating in the air, and the breeze from outside sweeping across his face. Most noticeable, however, was the car which was sitting in the center of the room on top of the demolished exterior wall.
A few weeks ago, we reported in an incident that took place along State Road 408, close to Andes Avenue in Orlando. In our initial piece, we recounted how an off-duty police officer with the Orlando Police Department had crashed his pickup truck into a toll booth. The force of the crash caused the truck to light on fire, although it was reported that the damage to the toll plaza itself was minimal and that the entire roadway was able to be opened only a short time later.
On Saturday, just after 6:15 in the morning, officers with the Orlando Police Department responded to reports of a crash and subsequent car fire at the toll plaza on State Road 408, close to Andes Avenue. When officers arrived, they were surprised to find one of their fellow officers already there, in civilian clothing. After a brief investigation, it transpired that the off-duty officer already on the scene was, in fact, the one responsible for the crash.
On Saturday afternoon, State Road 528 was the site of yet another devastating car accident. At around 4:30 in the afternoon, and just before the 21st mile marker, a car (which the initial police report did not describe) was traveling westbound on State Road 528 when something occurred either inside the cab or with the operating mechanism of the vehicle that caused the car to suddenly depart from the roadway and drive towards a row of trees at a high rate of speed. Unable to stop in time, the car collided with the trees, badly injuring the driver and causing less severe injuries to both passengers, one of whom was a child.
A recent Orlando car accident left two people in the hospital – including one listed as being on trauma alert. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a driver swerved and hit several cars parked at the Lakeview Apartments complex, a gated community located at 4444 Rio Grande Avenue. Both the driver and the passenger were transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center. Nobody else was injured. The cause of the accident remains unknown, and the FHP is continuing to investigate the case.
As one of Orlando’s oldest neighborhoods, Lake Davis holds a place of high esteem in the minds of many Orlando residents (not the least of whom are those who live along its beautiful streets). Recently, an issue with the quality of the roadways has come up that is leaving those who live in Lake Davis understandably frustrated. According to these residents, the historic brick road located in their neighborhood has needed repairs for several years, but that now the state of the road is such that it is becoming dangerous.
Florida State Representative Emily Slosberg is working to build support for a new proposed law that would make texting while driving in Florida a primary offense. Florida is one of only four states where texting and driving isn’t a primary offense. According to current law, it is a secondary offense, meaning that law enforcement cannot pull a motorists over if seen texting and driving. A citation can only be issued if the reason for the pull over is another offense, such as speeding or failure to stop.
Orlando, Florida is home to one of the greatest vacation destinations in the United States, and perhaps the entire world. (Think “Happiest Place on Earth”). But over the past few years, the amount of people who aren’t just seeing the sights, but taking up residency in the great Sunshine State has increased dramatically and people are noticing.