Florida Car Accident
Orange County deputies are working around the clock in order to cut down on the number of drag racing vehicles driving throughout the county. According to the official numbers, in a stretch of time spanning from the beginning of March until the 25th of June, 481 citations as well as 56 arrests have been made as a part of this effort. A recent incident that happened this past Monday, June 25th, highlights some of the effects of drag racing, especially when things do not go quite according to the racers’ plans.
The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that 10 people were injured over the weekend in a multi-vehicle car accident. According to the police report, the accident happened Saturday night on John Young Parkway and WD Judge Drive.
A single-car crash along State Road 408 this past Saturday afternoon (March 17th) led to the hospitalization of at least one individual. According to the Orange County Fire Rescue, the crash happened on State Road 408, close to mile marker 5, although not, apparently, near to any intersection. A car, not described in any manner, was driving down the road at some point in the afternoon (no specific time was given in the first report) when the driver either lost control of the vehicle or encountered something within the road itself that they were attempting to avoid. Regardless of the reason, they swerved off of the road itself, through the shoulder, and then drove into the roads’ guardrail.
Close to 6:00 in the evening this past Thursday officers with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office attempted to perform a routine traffic stop on a blue Ford Mustang in the Southern lanes of Pine Hills Road. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office report, the officer who attempted to initiate the traffic stop had looked up the information on the blue car and discovered that it was wanted in connection to several unresolved investigations.
A homeowner in Orlando was rudely awakened early on Monday morning to a loud crashing sound coming from the garage. When they went to investigate, they found a car, not their own, protruding from the carport and, inside, a bewildered elderly woman and an injured younger woman. Members of the Florida Highway Patrol have issued a statement regarding the crash which discusses the known facts of the case.
A local Orlando Hospital has recently seen an alarming uptick in the number of children suffering injuries after auto accidents.
Pediatric trauma director Dr. Donald Plumley from Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children stated: “It’s just, it’s easy. You’re talking on the phone. You’ve got groceries. It’s raining. You put the kid in the car seat, and you forget to buckle it. It’s just one of those things you’ve got to stop and think for a minute.”
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.
An accident between a 26-year-old Miami police officer and a 47-year-old civilian has sent the two individuals to the hospital. According to the spokesperson for the Miami Police Department, Kenia Fallat, the accident took place around 4:30 on Monday morning at an intersection that has not yet been identified. The official statement indicates that the officer, Carlos Gomez, has only been with the Miami Police Department for a year. Shortly before the accident took place, Officer Gomez received a priority call directing him to the scene of another emergency. It was while he was speeding towards his destination that the accident took place.
At 12:08 on Monday morning Nyasha Powell, a 24-year-old from Orlando, was behind the wheel of her sister’s Dodge Dart, driving along Orange Blossom Trail in Orange County. As she approached the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and 39th Street, she struck and killed a pedestrian, the 52-year-old Orlando Resident Denny Weaver. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, after the impact, Powell did not stop, but left the scene of the accident. 45 minutes later, Powell returned to the intersection and handed herself over to the police.