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Motorists traveling through a certain area of downtown Orlando on Monday, February 22nd, found themselves being redirected and rerouted after an unusual and frightening auto accident involving an SUV and an overpass. According to reports from the Orlando Police Department, it was close to 6:00 in the morning when a white SUV was traveling along the eastern lanes of Interstate 4. This highway, a major thoroughfare in the area, passes over Kaley Street via an overpass. It was while traveling over this intersection that something happened within the cab of the SUV to cause the driver to lose control.
Collisions between cars and trucks are usually far more damaging and dangerous for the person within the car. While the dangers to the drivers and passengers within the truck is not negligible, it is important to recognize that the size difference between the car and the truck is fairly large, and that trucks are therefore heavier and more likely to cause severe damage to the smaller vehicle. This concept was illustrated to a tragic level in the middle of December, when a 25-year-old woman died after being involved in a collision with a box truck.
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.