Pictures released by the Florida Highway Patrol spoke louder than any of the alarmed commentary issued by news agencies regarding a semi-truck accident that took place within Orange County during the evening of Wednesday, July 10th. The images, captured using cameras owned by the Florida Department of Transportation, showed the middle portion of what was likely a harrowing experience through and through. We can see, through the thickening gloom, a line of cars backed up along State Road 528. At the front of this line, causing the lengthy delays, is a semi truck.
A crash that took place within Lake County on the morning of Thursday, July 11th, resulted in the death of a 22-year-old man. Shortly before the incident, sometime before 5:30 in the morning, the 22-year-old was driving their 2008 Chevrolet down U.S. 27. It is believed that they were approaching the intersection of U.S. 27 and Heritage Drive, just south of the Florida Turnpike, when the collision itself took place. The other vehicle involved in the crash, a semi-truck with an attached trailer, was traveling ahead of the Chevrolet. It is believed that both of the vehicles in question were driving the same way in the same lane.
Officers with the Tampa Police Department recently responded to reports of an auto accident that took place between a person riding a rented electric scooter and a truck that was traveling down the northern lanes of 20th Street. According to the official reports, it was 4:45 in the afternoon when the incident occurred. The scooter in question, a rental provided by the popular Lime app, was being driven by a 33-year-old individual. It is not clear where they were headed.
Officers with the Florida Highway Patrol were among the numerous first responders to rush to the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian in Osceola County. According to the initial reports from the FHP, the incident happened very early on the morning of Wednesday, May 29th, and involved a tractor-trailer as well as the pedestrian.
A ten-year-old child was killed on Wednesday, April 24th, after being struck by a semi-truck while riding a bicycle home from Wetherbee Elementary School in Orlando. At the time of this writing, the truck and the driver involved have not been located or identified.
A collision between two trucks in Orange County on Wednesday, January 30th, led county officials to shut down large portions of State Road 528 in order to best aid the cleanup and initial investigation. According to early reports from police with the Orlando Police Department, the truck accident took place shortly after 8:00 in the morning and involved at least two vehicles, one of which is believed to be a pickup truck while the other was described in the initial report as simply being a “truck.”
UPDATE: We recently reported on a horrific crash that took place along I-75, close to Gainesville, on January 3rd. In this accident, two tractor-trailers as well as several other vehicles were involved in a pileup that turned into a fiery explosion that left seven people, including five children, dead. Updates to the story informed the public that the children were all traveling inside of the same van and were being taken as part of a church trip from Louisiana to Walt Disney World.
Three people, including a toddler, were injured on Friday, January 4th, after the car in which they were traveling drove underneath a large semi-truck hauling a tank. Reports from the Orange County Fire Rescue indicate that the incident took place at close to 6:20 in the evening and that the vehicles involved were traveling along either East Colonial Drive and or Gloucester Street. It is not known if the accident happened at the intersection of these two streets or if the collision happened along one street with the other being affected due to the proximity of the accident to the intersection.
Members of both the Brevard County Fire Rescue and the Palm Bay Fire Rescue teams were on hand to try and battle a massive fire that erupted along I-95 after two tractor-trailers collided with one another close to the Malabar Road exit. According to the official report from Brevard County Fire Rescue, the incident happened sometime before 5:15 in the afternoon, although the precise reasons behind why the two trucks collided are not known.
A Lake County crash that happened on Tuesday, August 21st, continues to remain under investigation as detectives and officers working with the Florida Highway Patrol attempt to uncover just what happened to cause two cars and a tractor-trailer to collide. The damage that resulted from the trucking accident included at least one fatality.