Florida Turnpike accident
On Thursday two wrong way crashes happened within just hours of each other in Broward, Florida, leaving one person dead and four others injured.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the fatal crash involved a red Ford F-150 pickup truck. The truck was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike. At some point, near Lauderhill, the pickup truck lost control and rolled several times.
On Sunday, a 16 year old senior at Apopka High School was hit and killed while standing on the shoulder of the Florida Turnpike. According to police reports, the boy, Sonjay Nandram, was killed when a driver fell asleep while driving. Sonjay’s death comes just one year after his mother passed away.
A popular rapper and others were at the scene of a recent multi-car accident near Orlando when an Audi R8 lost control and triggered a five-car collision. Accident investigators say that rapper Ice-T was one of many participants in an infamous Las Vegas to Miami road rally called the Bullrun Rally. Named after an illegal cross-country race where drivers sped their cars at reckless speeds across the country to claim a prize, the Bullrun Rally is trying to distance itself from that unsafe and unsavory reputation. It is now marketed as a “lifestyle event” for high-end luxury automobiles from one waypoint to another, usually at speeds well above the posted speed limit. Local police call the rally “a nightmare,” and Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham would have to agree.