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An Altamonte Springs woman was injured Friday morning, while stepping off of a metro bus. Julia Fernandez had just exited a Lynx bus when she was struck by a Honda Civic driven by Lisa Kornacki, 26, also of Altamonte Springs. According to authorities, Kornacki was traveling westbound on State Road 436 when noticed at the last second that traffic was stopped in front of her.
A recent head-on collision involving two passenger cars in Seminole County has injured two children and critically injured the two women, who were driving the vehicles. According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigating the accident, the accident occurred around 8 a.m. on U.S. Highway 17-92 near Interstate 4. Troopers report that a 50-year-old Orange City woman was driving a Chrysler south on U.S. Highway 17-92 when she traveled into the northbound lanes and struck a Honda coupe head-on. The driver of the Honda, a 29-year-old Deltona woman, and the driver of the Chrysler were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where they received treatment for critical injuries.
Orlando police report that a pedestrian was struck and killed recently while attempting to cross Colonial Drive near John Young Parkway. Police say that their investigation is ongoing but report that the accident occurred shortly after midnight when a grey Toyota passenger car traveling eastbound on Colonial Drive towards downtown Orlando collided with a man; age and address unknown. The victim was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
Accident investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol say that a motorcyclist was killed on Interstate 4 recently when his bike was struck from behind by a passenger vehicle. Troopers say that the victim, a 34-year-old St. Petersburg man, was traveling westbound on I-4 near mile marker 73 in Orlando when a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Orlando man came from behind him in the outside lane and struck the back of his motorcycle without slowing down. They say that the rider was struck from behind by the right fender of the car.
Two motorcyclists are dead after being struck by a car driven by an elderly driver in Howey-in-the-Hills in Lake County. According to Cpl. Richard Roman of the Howey-in-the-Hills Police Department, the accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on State Road 19 near Savage Circle. Roman reports that the victims were riding with a group of four motorcycles when the driver crossed over the centerline and struck them head-on. He said that the group of riders was northbound on S.R. 19 when the elderly driver, age and address unknown, drove her Toyota sedan into their lane and sideswiped one of the riders before striking another motorcycle head-on.
Orlando pedestrian accident attorneys were saddened to learn of our area’s most recent fatal pedestrian accident on Orange Blossom Trail. Florida Highway Patrol accident investigators say that the victim, a 42-year-old Ocoee man, was attempting to cross OBT north of Holden Avenue when he was struck and killed by a Honda driven by a 51-year-old Orlando man. Troopers report that the accident occurred around 9:40 in the morning and the victim was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that an Altamonte Springs man was killed recently when his motorcycle was struck by a sport utility vehicle near Orlando. Troopers say that the 33-year-old victim was northbound on Rio Grande Avenue about 2:30 p.m. when a southbound Honda CRV driven by a 62-year-old Orlando woman turned onto 24th Street and struck the left side of the victim’s Suzuki motorcycle. The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. Witnesses report that the rider may have been speeding before the accident occurred and that he and another motorcycle has just passed two other northbound vehicles before the accident occurred.
A 23-year-old Orlando man was fatally injured recently when his motorcycle struck a minivan that had turned in front of him. The 30-year-old driver of the van, her 36-year-old female passenger and four children riding in the van were also injured in the crash. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that the accident occurred around 6:50 p.m. on Good Homes Road at the intersection with the East-West Expressway in west Orange County. They report that the motorcyclist was riding his 2007 Kawasaki south on Good Homes Road when a northbound 2011 Toyota minivan suddenly turned left onto the expressway in front of him.
A 27-year-old Orlando man was critically injured recently when his car was struck by a stolen pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old Winter Springs girl. The girl faces numerous charges in connection with the accident and the alleged theft of a Chevrolet pickup truck. Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that they first spotted the girl when they noticed her driving without her headlights on Goldenrod Road near Bates Avenue in Orange County early in the morning on Feb. 21. When a trooper attempted to pull her over, she fled from him at a high rate of speed before causing the accident that injured the Orlando man.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that two drivers were fatally injured in separate accidents on Interstate 4 south of Orlando on Feb. 10. Troopers believe that the first accident occurred around 2 a.m. that morning. Around 7 a.m., troopers discovered a mangled car far from the eastbound lane of I-4 among some trees. The car was driven by a 28-year-old man, who was pronounced dead from his injuries at the scene.