Orlando Car Accident Attorneys
It’s tough being a pedestrian, especially in crowded cities. Nationally, the number of pedestrians involved in hit and run accidents declined over the last decade, but the probability of a pedestrian dying has increased. Pedestrian accidents are most likely to occur in urban areas and deaths are most likely to happen between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.
A 33-year-old Evans High science teacher suffered injuries when her Jeep was struck by a stolen vehicle carrying three teens. Police report that the 17-year-old driver of the stolen Mitsubishi ran a red light and struck the teacher’s Jeep Liberty on the passenger side. The accident occurred around 7 a.m. on Nov. 26 near the high school at the intersection of Silver Star Road and Kingsland Avenue.
A pileup accident occurred on Florida’s I-75 along the Gulf Coast on Friday. Police say that dozens of vehicles were involved, and it has been reported that 52 people were hurt. According to Lt. Chris Miller with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. and involved at least 46 vehicles that were traveling southbound on I-75 on the Manatee/Sarasota county line. The pileup resulted in over 20 accident victims being taken to area hospitals. Three of them were in critical condition. The FHP also said that none of the injuries was considered to be life-threatening. "Quite a few had minor injuries that didn’t require transport," Lt. Miller said. He added that weather was a contributing factor as the accident occurred at about the time that an afternoon thunderstorm struck the area.
Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has seen Orange County and the rest of our state change in many ways since he began practicing law in 1977. Some changes have been for the better, and others have been decidedly for the worse. Our state’s auto accident statistics would definitely fall in the latter category. To illustrate the scope of Florida’s auto accident problems, consider the following 2010 auto accident statistics: