Single-Car Crash in Osceola County Leaves One Dead and One Hospitalized
A single-truck crash between a pickup and a tree in Osceola County on Sunday resulted in the death of one individual and the hospitalization of another. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol indicate that the incident happened around noon, although they do not indicate what the state of the roads were at that time or if the weather was at all inclement (factors which can easily contribute towards a driver losing control of their vehicle).
The driver was a 39-year-old Kissimmee resident and he was behind the wheel of a Chevy pickup. In the passenger seat was a 38-year-old man from Tampa. The reports did not indicate where the two men were headed, and it also failed to state where they were coming from. We know only that they were traveling along San Remo Road, close to where this road intersects with Sterling Drive, when something happened to cause the driver of the car to lose control of the vehicle.
At the time of this writing, no reports have emerged to speculate on just what happened within the truck to cause this loss of control to occur. It is possible that the driver suffered from some sort of medical emergency; it is also possible that factors such as speed or alcohol could have played a role. Investigators will look at all the evidence (including tire marks, eyewitness accounts, and the damage done on the vehicle itself) to try and piece together just what occurred in the moments leading up to the car’s leaving the roadway.
Things might have turned out differently for the two men in the car had not the vehicle adopted a course that took it directly towards a tree standing along the side of San Remo Road. The car struck the tree with considerable force (suggesting that the driver had not managed to depress the brakes before the collision), dealing significant damage to both of the individuals inside of the vehicle.
The driver of the car suffered from fatal wounds in the crash, and paramedics arriving on the scene shortly after the incident took place were unable to help him in any way. The man was declared dead at the location of the incident. The passenger was also badly injured, and paramedics rushed him to a nearby hospital for treatment. No information currently exists on his condition, and the incident remains under investigation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 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.