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Orlando auto accident lawyer James O. Cunningham is urging all drivers to slow down and make sure to allow plenty of space between vehicles when driving. He was reminded of the importance of people adjusting their driving habits to weather conditions and allowing adequate space between vehicles after a recent massive collision on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County. The accident occurred on I-75 near mile marker 213 during a fierce downpour and sent more than 50 people to nearby hospitals and closed the interstate for more than six hours. The crash involved at least 47 cars in at least 12 separate crashes at the site.
A recent three-car auto accident on US-17 in Volusia County killed one man and sent another to a local hospital with serious injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol’s (FHP) investigation into the accident is still ongoing, but troopers expect to press charges against at least one of the drivers involved in the crash. Troopers say that a 33-year-old Pierson man was driving his 1995 Toyota Camry northbound on US-17 when he slowed to make a left turn. He was followed by a 41-year-old man, also from Pierson, who was driving a 2003 GMC. Troopers say that the driver of the GMC failed to slow down or stop his vehicle as the Camry slowed to make his turn and collided with the Camry.
A two-car accident on State Road 60 in south Osceola County has left two men dead and two people severely injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers say that the driver of a Toyota Matrix was traveling westbound on S.R. 60 when he lost control of his vehicle on rain-slickened roads and crossed the centerline into the eastbound lanes and into the path of a Chrysler driven by a Port St. Lucie man. After the Matrix collided with the Chrysler, the driver lost control, and it traveled onto the shoulder, where it overturned, ejecting a passenger.