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Man Was Ejected From Vehicle, Run Over and Killed in Orlando

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on May 18, 2017

Shortly after 12:30 on Thursday morning a 25-year-old Kissimmee resident named Matthew Adams was driving his 2016 Volkswagen in the westbound lanes of I-4, near Orlando and the Beachline, when he suddenly swerved out of his lane and crashed into a 2001 Ford SUV. According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s spokesperson, Sgt. Kim Montes, the SUV was being driven by an unnamed 28-year-old man from Lake Mary. The unexpected impact between the two cars caused both drivers to lose all control of their vehicles. Both cars began to flip across the highway, sending debris and glass flying through the air.

The driver of the Ford SUV was wearing his seatbelt and remained inside his vehicle during the entire ordeal. After his car finally came to rest, he was able to climb out unassisted. Emergency response teams who arrived quickly at the scene examined the man and declared him to be uninjured. It is believed that his seatbelt saved his life.

Matthew Adams, on the other hand, was not wearing a seatbelt. As his car began to flip through the air, Adams was thrown from the vehicle and onto the road. As he lay there, badly injured, a Dodge Charger being driven by an unnamed 26-year-old from Tampa, came down the highway. Due to the highway speed at which the Charger was driving and the fact that drivers on highways are not used to looking out for people lying in the middle of the road at 12:30 in the morning, the Charger ran over Adams.

Nothing the emergency response teams could do mattered, and Adams was declared dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Charger, who was also wearing a seatbelt, was uninjured in the crash. Sgt. Montes says that, due to the fact that he remained at the scene, showed no signs of impairment, and was following all the rules of the road, the driver of the Dodge will not face any criminal charges in this case.

The severity of the accident resulted in I-4 closing for a few hours while traffic was redirected to the Beachline.

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