Shands Jacksonville Hospital | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that a recent multi-car accident on Chaffee Road just south of Normandy Boulevard that killed a 57-year-old Jacksonville and injured two others may have been caused by a medical condition affecting one of the drivers. Troopers say that the victim was driving her Nissan Versa northbound on Chaffee Road when it was struck head-on by a Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle that had crossed the centerline. Accident investigators say that the Highlander had already sideswiped a Ford 500 sedan before it crossed the centerline, and it also collided with a Nissan Maxima after colliding with the victim’s Versa.
The recent deaths of a bicyclist and pedestrian have prompted Atlantic Beach officials to request a $97,000 grant to make it safer for Floridians to bike and walk in the city. If the Florida Department of Transportation grants the request, the funds would be used to hire an additional police officer, provide education programs, make areas with heavy bicycle traffic safer and fund an engineering study for recommendations on how to make the city safer for pedestrians and bike enthusiasts. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham is watching developments in this request closely, hopeful that it will be granted and that other Florida cities will take proactive steps to protect bicyclists and pedestrians.