Orange County wrongful death lawyers - Part 2
In a surprising reversal from his previous stance, a 32-year-old man has now pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide and two counts of reckless driving causing serious bodily injury for his direct involvement in a deadly Winter Park auto accident on New Year’s Eve in 2017 that claimed the lives of two local women and severely injured his passengers.
As the Memorial Day weekend comes to a close, authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol are currently working to determine the cause of yet another fatal auto accident in Orange County. Preliminary crash reports indicate that on Monday, May 31st, 2021, a motorist from St. Cloud tragically lost her life after she was ejected from her vehicle along the Florida Turnpike close to State Road 528.
Shortly after 9:00 on Sunday, an individual was on a skateboard and traveling down either Silver Star Road or 1st Street within the City of Ocoee. This person, who was not named or described other than as being an adult, was traveling within the road, but it is believed that they were either traveling along the road’s shoulder or were within a pedestrian crossing zone at the time that a vehicle – not described in the report – entered the scene. The driver of this vehicle either failed to see the skateboarder or believed that there was more space between them and the car.
On a Friday evening during the middle of November, a 24-year-old individual was behind the wheel of a sedan and driving down the western lanes of Hoffner Avenue in Orange County. Inside the vehicle with the 24-year-old was a 39-year-old passenger. According to the reports from the Florida Highway Patrol that emerged later that same evening, neither of these two individuals was wearing a seatbelt at the time.
The driver of the vehicle that struck and fatally injured a 61-year-old man Tuesday night in Orange County has been identified. Jorge Prado, a 20-year-old from Orlando was driving on Sandlake Road around 9 p.m. when he encountered the 61-year-old man. The unidentified victim was trying to cross the road, but not at an intersection or crosswalk. His name has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin. He was pronounced dead at the scene.