A week ago, we reported on an accident that took place between a truck hauling oysters and a Lexus that resulted in the death of the Lexus driver, a 71-year-old man. When we wrote the article we mentioned that the truck and its driver had fled the scene and that neither had been recovered. Now, a week later, the Florida Highway Patrol has released an update to the story that indicates that the truck involved in the incident was recovered.
A strange accident on Wednesday has left Osceola County police looking for a truck full of oysters in connection with the death of a 71-year-old man. The incident that has left authorities scrambling for answers took place around 8:00 in the evening, at the intersection of U.S. 192 and Hickory Tree Road. Reconstructions of the scene display a strange series of events.
Around 7:40 on Wednesday morning a head-on collision accident occurred in Lake County between a 2007, four-door Lincoln and a Mack truck loaded with fertilizer.
One person was killed and another injured on Tuesday during a car crash at a North Fort Myers intersection. According to police, the car had come to a stop at a stop sign at Old Bayshore Road. The female driver then turned onto State Road 31, where she was hit by an oncoming dump truck. It is unknown whether she failed to properly look both ways and thus did not see the approaching dump truck. Upon impact, the female driver was killed. A passenger is reported to have suffered from minor injuries. The driver of the dump truck was not injured. Police say no charges are pending at this time.
A vehicle accident in Southwest Miami-Dade involving a semi-truck and a car has left one dead. The accident happened in the early morning on US Highway 1 near Southwest 146th Street in Palmetto Bay. According to eye witness reports, the car was traveling north when it collided with the truck.
On Monday morning, a traffic accident occurred on U.S. 27 in Lake County, close to where the highway crosses with Independence Boulevard and close to where 31 begins. The accident was a destructive one, and several individuals were injured. One individual was killed. For several days, authorities were having some difficulty identifying the deceased person involved, but today that mystery has finally come to a close.
On Thursday two wrong way crashes happened within just hours of each other in Broward, Florida, leaving one person dead and four others injured.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the fatal crash involved a red Ford F-150 pickup truck. The truck was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike. At some point, near Lauderhill, the pickup truck lost control and rolled several times.
Last Thursday, the 27-year-old William Ward, a resident of Ocala, was driving his motorcycle southbound down U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg at about 7:45am when he came upon a stopped school bus that was loading children. Ward, who family and friends remember as always being a careful driver, stopped behind the bus, obeying the signs and the law. As he was waiting for the bus to continue, a pickup truck, driven by the 17-year-old Laurel Mako, came up to the line of stopped vehicles. Mako, who was driving a 2003 Chevy pickup truck, did not stop. It is not known exactly why, but Mako continued to drive forwards, ignoring the vehicles in front of him, until he collided with the back of Ward’s motorcycle, destroying the bike and throwing Ward violently through the air.
A 45 year old female resident of Naples, Florida was killed this week in a car accident involving a dump truck. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the drum truck was driving in the center lane of Collier Boulevard. As it approached a red light at the intersection of Veronawalk Boulevard, the driver failed to stop. The 45 year old female was driving westbound on Veronawalk and making a left turn on green when the front of the dump truck crashed into the left side of her Hyundai.
Early on Wednesday morning, a male bicyclist was riding his bike near the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and Taft Vineland Road when he was hit by a semi truck. The truck, which was being driven by an as-of-yet unnamed 37-year-old man from Orlando, was in the process of pulling out of a gas station located near the intersection when the cyclist approached. Apparently, he either did not see the cyclist or was unable to stop in time because the truck subsequently ran the cyclist over.