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.
A high-speed chase that took the life of a 22-year-old person on June 12th of 2016 has resurfaced again as the family of the crash victim is now suing three separate entities: the deputy who instigated the chase, the person being chased, and the Orange County sheriff. According to official documents, the family of the deceased claims that the high speed chase should never have happened, and that the over-zealous activities of the deputy resulted in the collision that cost the suing family’s daughter her life.
An Orlando area driver was killed after traveling the wrong way on Interstate 95. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident happened early Monday morning, around 2:15. The driver was driving their 2006 Chevy Cobalt northbound in the inside southbound lanes of I-95 when it hit a southbound 2005 Hyundai Tucson. The accident happened near the Palm Coast Parkway.
People throughout Miami-Dade County are understandably shaken after the collapse of a pedestrian bridge this past Thursday. The bridge, which was erected less than a week ago on Saturday (March 10th), was a $14.2m project of the US Department of Transportation and was built to create a pathway from Florida International University in Miami to Sweetwater, a city that lies on the other side of 8th Street.
An 81-year-old female and her small dog were killed in an automobile accident near Orlando, Florida on Monday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened in Volusia County on Interstate 95. A 2008 Chevy pickup truck, driven by a 77-year-old male, was traveling north near Oak Hill when it suddenly veered off the road and struck a nearby tree.
A collision between a delivery truck and an elderly Leesburg woman resulted in the death of the woman a week ago on Thursday. According to the official report filed by the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident took place just before 9:00 in the morning near to the Lake County intersection of Crooked Oaks Lane and Timber Crest Drive.