An investigation is underway into the death of a Universal Orlando employee who was consumed by a flesh-eating bacteria over the course of several weeks towards the end of August. The individual, who is survived by his wife and two children, first noticed a problem during the middle of the month, when he began to experience flu-like symptoms. The initial response of the individual was to call a medical hotline, where they were told that they did indeed have the flu. When the symptoms didn’t subside, the individual went to the emergency room.
Officers with the Florida Highway Patrol within Orange County were among the first responders to a fatal accident that occurred between a 2007 Ford four-door and a Kawasaki dirt bike. At the time of this writing, it is not believed that any charges are pending against any of the individuals involved in the accident.
Universal Orlando Resort is currently facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by individuals from Guatemala that claims the lack of proper signage at the resort directly led to the death of a member of their family. While much of the details pertaining to the incident itself are not clear, we do know that the incident in question happened two years ago.
Members of the Orange County Fire Rescue service responded to an incident at an industrial work site on Thursday, December 6th, that resulted in the death of one individual. Reports from the Orange County Fire Rescue service indicate that the wrongful death accident happened at some point during the morning, at the Majestic Marble and Granite, located in Orlando at 4948 South Orange Avenue.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol were on hand to respond to a wrongful death accident that happened earlier this week and resulted in the death of one individual who was riding an electric scooter along Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol state that the incident happened close to 9:00 on Monday Night, and that it was along a portion of Orange Blossom Trail that intersects with Americana Boulevard.
Early in September, a 6-year-old child and an 8-year-old child were spending time together in the Polk County city of Lakeland. According to a report from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the two children were riding around on an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) along a track covered in dirt somewhere within the city limits. It is not clear if the children were in the woods or if the track was somewhere within sight of homes. It is also not clear if either of the children’s parents were at the scene to monitor what the children were doing and ensure that they were not engaged in anything too dangerous.
Reports emerged at the beginning of September regarding a person who drowned off the coast of Fort Lauderdale after becoming separated from the tour boat with which she was diving. While much of the information regarding the incident is still under investigation, we do know that the accident involved a 21-year-old woman and that she was diving with a company called Sea Experience Inc.
Disney officials have yet to release an official statement regarding an individual who was discovered dead inside of a burning car close to a miniature golf course owned by the entertainment giant in Orange County. Reports from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office indicate that the police were first contacted shortly after 4:00 in the morning on Monday, August 20th, in order to help the Reedy Creek Fire Department extinguish and examine a vehicle fire that was raging close to the Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course, a Disney-owned property.
Officers with the Orlando Fire Department first received reports of a fire along the 5000 block of Lescot Lane in Orlando shortly before 6:00 in the morning of Sunday, July 8th. According to an official report from Ashley Papagni, a spokesperson for the Orlando Fire Department, the emergency 9-1-1 call resulted in numerous units throughout Orlando being sent to the address in question. The call also indicated that there were people inside of the building.
Authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol working within Orange County are considering much of what happened along the Florida Turnpike on Wednesday, June 20th, and that resulted in the death of a FedEx truck driver to be a freak accident. A report from the Florida Highway Patrol provides the majority of the known details in the incident, although there are still numerous questions that remain unanswered and an investigation into the accident remains underway.