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According to police reports, two people were injured following a fiery crash between an SUV and a tractor trailer. The Orlando automobile accident happened in the morning of Monday, December 11th at the intersection of Millenia Boulevard and West Oak Ridge Road.
Longwood city officials have voted to delay a decision on installing four red light cameras until July 18. The vote came after Deputy Mayor Bob Cortes requested that city commissioners delay making a decision on the four planned photo-enforcement devices. Cortes voiced his concern regarding a proposed contract that Longwood would have to sign with Sensys America, a red light camera manufacturer. He said that the city would have to pay a $40,000 early termination fee for each camera installed inside the city limits as his primary reason for caution.
A 41-year-old Orlando woman was killed on the evening of May 31 when a BBQ smoker being towed by a sports utility vehicle in front of her detached from its hitch and struck her vehicle. The accident occurred around 10:21 p.m. on Old Winter Garden Road near the intersection with Deleon Avenue when a smoker being towed by a 1998 Lincoln Navigator became detached. The smoker then traveled across Old Winter Garden Road and collided with the driver’s side of a 1988 Ford Mustang driven by the victim. Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol say that the woman died at the scene from her injuries, and charges are pending against the driver of the SUV.
An accident on the afternoon of May 6 claimed the life of one woman and closed the bridge over the St. Johns River between Sanford and Geneva, according to accident investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol. Officers said the accident involved three vehicles and happened on State Road 46 around 1:30 p.m. when the 39-year-old victim drove across the centerline and struck an oncoming tow truck. Troopers say the victim was driving her 2000 Dodge Caravan eastbound across the bridge on S.R. 46 when she crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and sideswiped the westbound tow truck.
Even though Americans are driving more than ever, recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates indicate that fewer people died in auto accidents in 2010 than any year since 1949. A total of 32,788 people died in car crashes last year. This number is down three percent from 2009, and it’s the lowest number in decades. Barbara Harsha, Executive Director of the Governors Highway Safety Association, cited several contributing factors that led to the near-record low. She said advances in vehicle design, safety and passenger restraint and air bags as well as other factors such as rumble strips on highways and better pavement marking all combined to make driving safer.
Florida law enforcement agencies are working with government agencies and consumer advocate groups to raise awareness about a serious and growing problem in our state. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham would like his readers to know that Florida drivers are paying up to $100 more each year for insurance coverage due to criminal groups that stage auto accidents to defraud insurance companies. That number is expected to increase in the coming months and years.
Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham assists auto accident victims in his law offices every day and sees first-hand what can happen when drivers and passengers of all ages fail to buckle up. Any loss of life or serious injury in an auto accident is tragic, but when the life of a teenager is lost or forever changed by failing to wear a seat belt, he can only wonder what would have happened if only the victim had used a seat belt.