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Dump Truck Hits Taxi Cab Killing Two

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on June 28, 2011

Two people were killed recently when the cab they were riding in was struck by a dump truck at a high rate of speed. The investigation into the crash is ongoing, but a spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol said the accident occurred on Monday, June 6 around 2:00 a.m. Officers say the cab was stopped on State Road 528 near the McCoy Road exit near Orlando International Airport when it was struck from the rear by the dump truck. Police say the impact nearly tore the back end of the cab completely off, killing the 55-year-old passenger riding in the back of the cab and mortally injuring the taxi driver. The 39-year-old driver was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition, and he died from his injuries two days later.

Accident investigators say the dump truck was traveling westbound on S.R. 528 in the outside travel lane when it collided with the rear of the cab. The 49-year-old driver of the dump truck was not injured in the crash and remains in police custody while charges against him are pending. The accident closed the westbound lanes of S.R. 528 for around three hours. They were reopened shortly after 5:00 a.m.

When a passenger vehicle is struck by a large truck weighing tens of thousands of pounds, the passengers in the smaller vehicle often suffer catastrophic, even fatal, injuries. Survivors face a very long and expensive road to recovery, and many are unable to work and enjoy their favorite activities ever again. Hospital bills quickly climb into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and exhaust their savings and exceed their coverage limits (if they have health insurance), leaving them and their families in a terrible situation through no fault of their own.

If you or a close family member has been injured in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to damages that can help pay medical bills, replace lost wages and defray other accident related costs. Since 1977, Orlando personal injury lawyer O. Cunningham has been helping injured people receive the financial help they need. If you have questions about your legal options, call him at 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Call James O. Cunningham today to get an experienced, aggressive Orlando personal injury attorney on your side!

James O. Cunningham

James O. CunninghamSince 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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