Last weekend, as 33-year-old male from Kissimmee, Florida was driving a Mack truck loaded with scrap metal was negotiating a curve on Interstate 4 near the State Road 528 exit, he somehow lost control of his truck. The truck swerved, hit the guardrail and overturned. The impact caused a nearly 7,000 pound metal pipe that the truck was carrying to fly off and tumble off the overpass, where some landed directly on the roof of a Pontiac van being driven by a 36 year old Orlando native.
An SUV carrying eight people flipped over while travelling along U.S. 192 in Osceola County late Sunday night. According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s report, the crash occurred around 11:45 p.m., close to where U.S. 192 intersects with Deer Park Road. Based on the evidence they have been able to compile, the Florida Highway Patrol stated that an unnamed 40-year-old woman was behind the wheel of a 2002 Toyota Sequoia when the treads on one of the rear tires suddenly separated.
A Friday afternoon accident on a Marion County stretch of I-75 has resulted in the death of at least one individual, the hospitalization of several others, and a traffic jam that stretched for miles. Scant information currently exists regarding the incident, and authorities will wait to release further details until all victims are identified and their next of kin informed. This being said, the Florida Highway Patrol’s spokesperson, Lt. Patrick Riodan, did issue a cursory statement regarding the crash that discusses all currently available details.
On Tuesday, a man was struck and killed by a passing car while attempting to help a family trapped in their SUV after an accident on a Volusia County stretch of Interstate 95. According to Sgt. Kim Montes, spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident occurred close to mile marker 277. A red car of unknown make was traveling northbound around 1:30 in the morning when it attempted to change lanes. In doing so, the driver of the red car either failed to calculate, or simply did not care about, the distance between it and the Toyota SUV located in the new lane.
One person was reported injured after hitting another vehicle and crashing into a community recreation center. According to local law enforcement, the accident happened in the early evening in Daytona Beach. A female driver was driving her Hyundai when she lost control, hit another vehicle and then crashed into the First Baptist Church Youth Rec Center located at 115 North Ridgewood Avenue.
This past Sunday, an accident took place along the Lake County stretch of the Florida Turnpike that resulted in the death of one individual and the serious injury of three others. The Florida Highway Patrol issued a statement on the accident, and their words indicate that the crash resulted from a van suddenly leaving the highway and colliding with the rear of another car parked along the highway’s shoulder. Read the rest »
On Sunday morning, several cars along State Road 44, close to the intersection of Pioneer Trail, were involved in a car accident that left one person dead and another hospitalized. The details of the situation are so far murky, however there is a report from the Florida Highway Patrol that gives the public a general outline of the circumstances surrounding the incident and some of the most pertinent facts about the individuals involved. Read the rest »
This past Saturday, several individuals were driving past Disney Springs near Lake Buena Vista when they crashed on East Buena Vista Drive. The accident reportedly took place close to the Orange parking garage, although it was not clear whether or not any of the cars involved were leaving or entering the garage. The official statement issued by Reedy Creek Emergency Services, which includes the Reedy Creek Fire Department, indicates that the collision took place around 6:30 in the evening and involved three separate vehicles. Read the rest »
This past Sunday, the intersection in Silver Springs between East Highway 40 and Southeast 196th Terrace Road was the site of an accident between two cars that sent numerous people, including four children, to the hospital. While the specifics of the crash have yet to be released, the Florida Highway Patrol has issued a statement concerning the incident that includes all of the available details. Read the rest »
Very early on Wednesday morning, Joseph Jay Wixted, a 15-year-old from Holly Hill, was driving a red Chrysler Sebring along North Nova Road in Ormond Beach when a deputy from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department attempted to pull him over during a routine traffic stop. Read the rest »