Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer
Orlando auto accident lawyer James O. Cunningham is urging all drivers to slow down and make sure to allow plenty of space between vehicles when driving. He was reminded of the importance of people adjusting their driving habits to weather conditions and allowing adequate space between vehicles after a recent massive collision on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County. The accident occurred on I-75 near mile marker 213 during a fierce downpour and sent more than 50 people to nearby hospitals and closed the interstate for more than six hours. The crash involved at least 47 cars in at least 12 separate crashes at the site.
Nine people were injured recently in a July 1 single-vehicle accident on Interstate 4 near mile marker 57 near ChampionsGate golf course. Florida Highway Patrol officers say that a 2000 Ford Excursion was traveling eastbound on I-4 at the posted speed limit when one of the right tires burst, causing the large SUV to rotate counterclockwise and into the median. The SUV then rolled and came to a stop on top of a guardrail. Emergency response personnel closed all lanes of I-4 in both directions to render assistance, and traffic was reportedly backed up more than ten miles.
A website recently ranked the most dangerous highways in the United States and found that Interstate 95 and Interstate 4 ranked 1 and 3, respectively, as having the worst rates of deadly auto accidents. The Daily Beast may not sound like a credible source for information, but the site used information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for ranking. The site used five years of NHTSA data to determine their rankings, and they found that the 382 miles of I-95 running the length of our state was the most deadly for drivers and passengers.
A three-vehicle crash on Interstate 4 near the St. Johns River Bridge has claimed the life of one man and injured a 23-year-old Deltona woman. According to a statement from the Florida Highway Patrol, the fatality was a 38-year-old Port Orange man. Troopers say the rear-end auto accident occurred around 1:15 a.m. on June 21 on I-4 on the Volusia-Seminole county line. The victim was driving his 1994 Jeep in the center lane when a 27-year-old Orange City man driving a 2001 Lexus approached from behind at a high rate of speed. Troopers say the man did not slow at all as he got closer to the victim and eventually slammed his Lexus into the rear of the victim’s Jeep.
In more than three decades as an Orlando personal injury attorney, James O. Cunningham has seen this scenario many times. Drivers and passengers refusing medical treatment after an auto accident, even seemingly minor accidents, discover in the days and weeks following the accident that they have suffered significant injuries that require extensive medical treatment. This happens more often than you might think and is due to several reasons including the following:
A driver traveling in the wrong direction on State Road 417 in Seminole County died recently when he struck a van, injuring the two adults and four children inside. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the fatal crash occurred around 1:15 a.m. near the intersection with State Road 434. Troopers say the report is still under investigation, and they did not yet know why the 22-year-old DeLand man was traveling northbound in the southbound lane or whether alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.