State Road 417 Accident
Numerous lane closures created massive traffic snarls in the Orlando area this past Tuesday after a semi-truck hauling cinder blocks overturned, scattering the contents of their trailer across the road and sending several people to a nearby hospital. According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s report, the incident happened along State Road 417, close to where this road intersects with State Road 408.
A series of car crashes along an Orange County stretch of State Road 417 last Tuesday morning resulted in numerous injuries, the worst of which was suffered by a Road Ranger who was hit by a car while helping the victims of two other collisions. The report, which came from the Florida Highway Patrol, indicated that the ordeal began around 9:00 in the morning with an accident between at least two cars that were traveling in the southern lanes of State Road 417.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon in Orange County, Florida, a fatal t-bone accident involving two vehicles occurred on State Road 417 near Mile Marker 23. Northbound lanes surrounding the collision were temporarily closed by the authorities, but were later reopened after the scene was cleared.
It was another accident filled Memorial Day in Central Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), four people were killed in three separate Orlando car accidents on Monday.
A horrific traffic accident occurred on Saturday night that left one man dead and charges potentially being leveled against two others. According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s report, James Lorraine, a 28-year-old, was driving his motorcycle westbound on East Colonial Drive, close to where it crosses State Road 417. At this same moment, a Nissan Sentra, driven by the 23-year-old Christopher Shuman, was turning across East Colonial Drive in order to access the highway. Shuman, who had a yield sign, either ignored the sign or did not see the motorcyclist. He cut directly in front of Lorraine, causing Lorraine to collide with the side of Shuman’s vehicle and fly off his bike.
A driver traveling in the wrong direction on State Road 417 in Seminole County died recently when he struck a van, injuring the two adults and four children inside. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the fatal crash occurred around 1:15 a.m. near the intersection with State Road 434. Troopers say the report is still under investigation, and they did not yet know why the 22-year-old DeLand man was traveling northbound in the southbound lane or whether alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.