Interstate 4 Accident
A multi-vehicle crash that happened in Orange County on Thursday night resulted in several people being transported to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment. Sgt. Kim Montes, spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, released an official statement on behalf of the agency that describes the incident in as much detail as is currently known by the investigating authorities.
During rush hour on Friday, March 30th, a 56-year-old individual driving a large truck down Interstate 4 in Orlando suffered what is being referred to as a medical episode. While the precise nature of this episode is not clear, we do know that the man was rendered unconscious and therefore unable to continue piloting his vehicle. The truck and the driver then departed from the roadway, down the shoulder, and into a retention pond. The report from the Florida Highway Patrol indicated that all of this happened close to 7:40 in the morning, around the 100 mile marker of I-4.
Another unnamed Orlando pedestrian was struck by a car this week. This accident, which took place on Wednesday morning, happened along Interstate 4. Interstate 4 is located in downtown Orlando, making it a highway that carries a particularly high-volume of car traffic. While there are pedestrian bridges and safe options for foot traffic located at various points along this stretch of road, it seems as though the woman, who has not been named, was crossing the highway itself, trying to dodge cars as she made her way over the highways lanes. At the time of this writing, the Florida Highway Patrol is uncertain as to why the woman chose to cross the interstate.
A rollover crash that claimed the life of a Boone High School student and her boyfriend and injured four other teens recently illustrated the importance of seat belt use for all drivers and passengers. Orlando auto injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has been helping auto accident victims since 1977 and has seen many serious injuries and deaths occur that were preventable if the victims had been wearing seat belts.