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Traffic detectives operating out of Orange County have opened a formal investigation into the near-death of a 25-year-old local resident after he was struck by two separate vehicles early Thursday morning while attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Americana Boulevard and Texas Avenue outside Orlando.
Recent data published by AAA sheds an unsettling light into wrong-way crashes on divided highways throughout the country in general, and Florida in particular. The data compiled by AAA states that, every year, about 500 people die as a result of head-on or wrong-way crashes that take place on divided highways. In Florida, it is estimated that between 30 and 35 people die every year as a result of wrong-way crashes on divided highways. These types of collisions, while not accounting for the majority of crashes throughout the state, are some of the most violent and fatal accidents that can take place, which is why this new report from AAA is so important.
Although much of the news out of Florida during 2020 was exceedingly grim, the pandemic still raging through our fair state did have one mildly beneficial effect. According to reporting from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the number of car accidents that took place within Florida during the 2020 year was dramatically reduced from that which occurred during 2019. While not confirmed, it is believed that this is the result of less people traveling to the state for tourist activities.
Police in the City of Orlando issued the first reports relating to the death of a woman who was inside of a vehicle after it crashed into a retention pond within Orange County. It was early in September when the incident, which was viewed by many witnesses, took place. While an investigation into what happened within the car remains underway, it is very possible that the precise reasons behind the crash will never actually come to light.
A police officer working for the Orlando Police Department was involved in an auto accident that happened close to Universal Studios within the City of Orlando only a short while after noon on Tuesday, August 31st. According to the official reports that were issued by some of the responding law enforcement parties after the incident, the crash involved the Orlando Police Department officer and one other individual. Shortly before the collision took place, the officer involved heard reports of another emergency come over their radio. This officer then activated their lights and proceeded to race down the road in an attempt to reach the scene of the crash as quickly as possible.
While most of the news around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is grim, a report from the Tampa Bay Times offers us a glimpse into one of the not-so-obvious side effects of the disease’s spread. With the measures of quarantine in place, combined with the drastic reduction of people going to work (a crisis that is its own massive and ongoing issue), there are far fewer cars traveling around. People aren’t running as many errands, driving to movies, going to restaurants or the beach. This reduction in the amount of traffic on the roadway has led to a dramatic reduction in the number of accidents involving automobiles that are taking place along Florida’s roadways.
A car accident within Lady Lake this past Tuesday resulted in the death of a single individual, so say reports from the Florida Highway Patrol. According to this law enforcement organization, the incident began sometime during Tuesday, May 5th. The precise time of the accident was not included in the initial reports, and we are not currently informed as to what the timeline of the incident looked like.
A collision between multiple vehicles within Orange County has resulted in the injury of numerous individuals as well as the death of one person. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol working within the area suggest that the auto accident happened after several cars collided along East Colonial Drive on Tuesday, March 10th.
A crash that resulted in at least one fatality in Apopka remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. At the time of this writing, several reports have emerged regarding the incident from both news agencies as well as the local and state law enforcement groups that responded to the reports of the accident. What we know is derived from these reports.
A DeBary collision between a Lexus and a Ford F350 that took place on Wednesday, July 10th, is behind the death of a 43-year-old woman, according to reports from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. The report from the sheriff’s office went into some detail regarding the incident, although much of the events leading up to the car crash remain the subject of an investigation spearheaded by this same organization.