Orlando Car Accident Lawyers
As anyone who lives and drives regularly within the state of Florida will tell you, it can be dangerous out there. Each day, people throughout the state are involved in car accidents, many of them resulting in extensive injury or even death. Despite these facts, it can sometimes be difficult to place the state’s dangerous driving statistics in perspective. This is why it is such a mixed blessing that Uplift Legal Funding has authorized the release of information they gathered from around the country ranking each of the states in relation to its driver safety.
Two people were left in critical condition after a car accident that occurred during the very early morning hours of Wednesday, November 4th within the city of Orlando. According to reports from the Orlando Police Department, the incident took place sometime around 1:30 a.m., close to the 1000 block of South Orange Avenue. This is not a particularly busy time for traffic within this area, and it seems a somewhat surprising occurrence that the two vehicles involved would be traveling near enough to one another for a collision to take place, which is exactly what happened.
An officer with the Orlando Police Department is one of several individuals who was involved in an auto accident that took place during the afternoon of Monday, October 26th, say reports from this same agency. What we know at the time of this writing is that it was sometime after 4:00 when police officers received an emergency dispatch that caused certain officers, including the one involved in the crash, to speed towards an unspecified location. The officer in question was inside of a marked squad vehicle and had reportedly activated both their lights and siren.
According to the latest traffic data released by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the number of Orlando car accidents that have occurred in 2020 is on a fast-track to surpass the entire amount of collisions for 2019. To date, there have been 116 recorded fatalities in Orange County that were the direct result of a car accident and with a little over two months left in the year, there is a serious concern that these statistics will continue to rise.
Officers with the Orlando Police Department are in the process of finishing up an investigation into a two-car collision that took place on Tuesday, May 12th, within the City of Orlando and resulted in the death of a 73-year-old woman. According to their reports on the event, the accident took place after police began to pursue two individuals believed to be connected with a homicide that was under investigation. The car connected with the homicide was identified by a license plate reader somewhere in Orlando on Monday night, and then the car itself was spotted by an officer with the Orlando Police Department on Tuesday morning, prompting police to begin to follow the vehicle.
News writers throughout Central Florida enjoyed themselves on Thursday, February 13th, as a result of an incident that took place along the northern lanes of Interstate 75, close to Lake Panasoffkee and Wildwood, that involved a truck full of cows. Puns abounded in the headlines even as the content of the news story itself was a little less delightful, involving, as it did, a car accident with an unknown number of injuries. The reports from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office indicated that the incident happened sometime during the day, although a precise time was not given.
A t-bone crash at an intersection close to Avalon Park resulted in the death of a 23-year-old Orlando resident on Thursday, April 4th. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol indicate that the incident took place at the intersection of Avalon Park Boulevard and Perdido Drive and involved two vehicles: a Toyota pickup truck and a Buick SUV.
Early reports from deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office offered some information regarding the fatal pedestrian accident that happened early on the morning of Sunday, March 17th, and involved a 41-year-old man. According to these reports, the pedestrian, a Seminole resident, was walking across Starkey Road when the incident took place.
Recent findings published in the 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety indicated that the number of deaths that happen throughout the world as a result of auto accidents has reached an all-time high. In 2016, says the report, 1.35 million people died in traffic-related incidents. This stunning number moves traffic-related fatalities upwards on the list of the most common ways people die; now the 8th leading cause of death for people of every age around the world, traffic-related deaths have surpassed both HIV/AIDS as well as tuberculosis.
On Friday, August 24th, police officers working with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports of burglaries happening within a residential area inside of Orange County. When deputies reached the area, sometime around 3:30 in the morning, they quickly located the car believed to be carrying those committing the robberies. The car itself had also been reported as stolen sometime earlier in the morning, although it is not clear if this theft was what precipitated the police response of if they were indeed at the scene in response to the domestic break-ins.