Florida Car Accident Attorneys | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
Since the start of 2021, officers in Northern Florida have seen a dramatic and alarming increase in the amount of calls they’ve responded to regarding an auto accident with potential fatalities. Jacksonville authorities in particular have recorded over 100 deaths on their local roadways and over the weekend, they sadly had to add another victim to their grim list as a 40-year-old father of two was tragically killed in a car crash Sunday morning along Cassat Avenue.
Customers at a Lecanto McDonald’s got quite the scare on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 29th when a police chase ended with the suspect smashing his vehicle into four cars in line at the restaurant’s drive-thru.
A former Winter Springs police officer who was released from jail recently after posting bond still faces serious charges in connection with an accident that killed one person and seriously injured another. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) arrested the 34-year-old former police officer and charged him with vehicular homicide, reckless driving and racing on a highway after a six-month investigation. FHP troopers report that on January 12, 2012, the man lost control of his Mazda RX-7 shortly after pulling out of an auto repair shop on West Colonial. They say that after the man pulled into the westbound lanes of West Colonial, the man recklessly stepped on his gas pedal, causing his car to fishtail wildly.
An Orange County crossing guard was struck by a car and injured one recent morning while on the job at 39th Street and Orange Blossom Trail. Florida Highway Patrol officers investigating the incident say that the accident occurred on the morning of October 25 when the 60-year-old crossing guard was struck and injured by a car driven by a 24-year-old Orlando man who was making a left turn onto Orange Blossom Trail. Officers say children were crossing the street when the accident occurred, and witnesses say that when the woman saw the car heading toward the crosswalk, she put up her hands to protect the children. She fell to the pavement after impact and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment for undisclosed injuries. Charges are pending against the driver of the car.