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Tragedy struck in Osteen during the end of October when a 4-year-old child went missing only to be found shortly afterwards floating in a pond. The drowning accident was reported on by deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department. According to the initial statements on the subject, the 4-year-old was in the garage with his father and several siblings shortly before they were discovered in the pond. It was a Saturday, and the family was gathered in the garage. It is not clear how many people were in the garage at the time, but the wording of the report made it clear that the father of the 4-year-old as well as several siblings were all together.
As Hurricane Dorian swings closer and closer to Florida, millions of people throughout the state have been putting tremendous time and energy into making their homes and properties as safe as possible. Included in this are activities such as boarding up windows, securing vehicles, and trimming up trees. It was this last activity specifically that killed a 55-year-old individual from Ocoee sometime during the evening of Monday, September 2nd.
Two women within Orange County nearly died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning after a car was left running inside of a garage throughout the entire night. The garage in question is attached to a home located along the 10000 block of Orlando’s Creekwater Boulevard. It is believed that at least one of the people involved in the incident is the owner of the home.
A half-dozen employees of the Florida State Fire College inside of Ocala have banded together in order to try and win a legal battle against the companies that make a certain type of fire retardant foam. According to the legal filing, the Florida State Fire College employees stated that they had each suffered from tremendous injury and health problems as a result of prolonged consumption of the drinking water used by the college.
A car fire in the city of Orlando resulted in one person being hospitalized on Friday, September 14th. It was around 4:40 in the afternoon when the first reports of a car fire began to reach the emergency response crews working within this part of Orange County. Fittingly, the Orlando Fire Department was first to reach the scene, and it is believed that this crew began to battle the flames shortly after the call reached them regarding the emergency. It is not, however, known just how long after the fire started that the emergency services were first contacted.
A new program in Orange County will bring improvements to the areas sidewalks and roads. The county is home to many hazardous areas for walkers and bicyclists, and metro Orlando is one of the most dangerous areas in the nation for pedestrians. Even in areas where there are existing crosswalks, officials say the safety measures are outdated.
Accident investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) are investigating a Florida boating accident that claimed the life of one man and critically injured a woman. They say the 41-year-old man and 45-year-old woman were southbound in the Intracoastal Waterway near Hollywood around 1:40 a.m. recently when their boat crashed into a seawall head-on. The impact split the boat’s hull in half, pinning the man against the seawall and hurling the woman into the water. The crash occurred in an area marked as a no wake zone, where boats are expected to travel slowly and operators are supposed to exercise extra caution.
A two-year-old Port Orange boy was treated in an Orlando hospital recently for injuries he suffered in a dog attack. The accident investigation is still underway, but witnesses say the boy was playing on the front porch of a relative’s home when a dog described as a pit bull mix attacked him. Orlando Police say the boy was with his parents visiting the home of relatives at 419 Leslie Drive when he was attacked by the dog and suffered undisclosed injuries. Relatives rushed the injured boy to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach for treatment for multiple puncture wounds and lacerations, and the boy was then transferred to Florida Hospital in Orlando where he is in stable condition.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently finished its investigation into a fatal amusement park accident at Walt Disney World near Orlando. In their final report, the NTSB said that a lack of adequate safety protocols contributed to a 2009 collision between two monorail trains at the park that killed a 21-year-old employee. The NTSB’s 14-page report was the culmination of an investigation the agency conducted over more than two years in connection with the July 5, 2009 accident. The report said that one train traveling in reverse struck the front of a following train, killing the driver of the second train, a Kissimmee man.
A collision between a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle has sent the rider to the hospital with critical injuries. The investigation is still underway, but officers with the Melbourne Police Department say the motorcycle accident occurred around 9:35 p.m. on Friday, July 22. They report that the motorcyclist was eastbound on Parkway Drive when a westbound Honda Accord failed to yield at a green light and turned in front of the rider. Police say the rider had no time to take evasive action and struck the side of the Honda. The force of the collision threw the rider more than 20 feet.