It seems that a manhole cover located along the 1200 block of Orlando’s Illinois Street has torn the bottom off of yet another vehicle. This latest incident happened to a woman named Shirley Wang as she was navigating her Mini Cooper down Illinois Street. She reports that there were a few garbage cans placed further out in the street than expected and she maneuvered her car around them. Unfortunately, in her attempt at redirection, she drove her car directly over a manhole cover that many people claim to be far higher off of the asphalt than is safe. Wang said that she heard a loud scraping and grating sound along the bottom of her car. When she exited the vehicle to check on the situation, she saw that her transmission as well as a few other parts of her vehicle had been ripped off by the manhole. Read the rest »
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that two people were killed and two injured during a two vehicle crash that happened in Orange County near Orlando, Florida. According to the FHP, the accident happened early Thursday at around 2:30 am near North Dean and Buck roads. Although the investigation continues and little details are known, it has been confirmed that one vehicle was stopped at a red light when it was rear-ended by the second vehicle. In total, five people were involved in the crash, although it is unclear how many were in each vehicle. Read the rest »
A 25 year old male from Apopka, Florida died recently after crashing his car into a tree. The crash happened near Orlando, in Orange County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the automobile accident happened just after midnight on Colonial and Semon drives. The victim was driving his 2015 Nissan Altima west on State Road 50. When he attempted to change lanes to pass another vehicle, he lost control of his car, causing it to travel down into the embankment, strike a tree and overturn. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Read the rest »
A fatal crash on the east side of Howard Frankland Bridge in Tampa, Florida last week blocked traffic both direction for hours. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the rush hour car accident took place in the southbound lanes near the Kennedy Boulevard exit. Read the rest »
A wrong-way accident in the early morning hours on Miami’s I-95 has claimed five lives. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that at approximately 12:48 am a white Ford pickup driven by a 23-year-old female from California entered the highway southbound in the northbound traffic lanes at the Miami Garden exit.
On Monday, October 19th, 2015, 84-year-old Porfirio Perez of Orlando was driving south in the northbound lanes of State Road 417. Despite attempts by a Seminole County Sheriff to alert Perez to his error and stop him from driving in the wrong direction by flashing his lights and blaring his sirens, the front corner of Perez’s 2005 PT Cruiser hit the front end of 55-year-old Kevin Cannon’s 2005 Lexus. Cannon was also carrying a 15-year-old passenger, Sean Cannon. Both drivers involved in the crash were taken to a nearby hospital for serious injuries, while the teenage passenger was (luckily) taken in for only minor injuries.
A traffic accident that occurred in May still has yet to be closed, the result of an ongoing investigation that is taking months. According to officials, on that day, a Pensacola man driving a Toyota Tacoma truck left the road and crashed his vehicle into the home of a 52-year-old woman. The woman died as a result of her injuries. At this time, officials have released no information as to whether there was any trace of drugs or alcohol in the man’s system, though they do state that they have sent toxicology samples to the University of Florida for lab tests.
A small accident on U.S. 98 in Pensacola caused some slight delays this afternoon, when a small SUV in the furthest right lane was stopped waiting to turn right. Another vehicle approached the intersection in the outside lane and attempted to turn right at the same time. The vehicles crashed when the front left of the SUV collided with the right front side of the other vehicle as they both attempted to negotiate the turn. The accident resulted in only minor injuries to both parties and both declined to be transported to area health centers for examination.
An unexplained accident early Sunday morning has claimed the life of a 21-year-old Orlando woman. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a vehicle was traveling eastbound along State Road 408 when it left the road and traveled across all lanes of traffic before dropping into a retention pond. According to an eyewitness, it did not appear that the driver slowed for the exit ramp and drove straight across all lanes of traffic on Alafaya Trail. The car entered the pond and immediately sank. The driver was unable to get out of the car in time, and ultimately drowned.
In early May, a driver going the wrong way on State Road 60 caused a four-car crash. His pickup truck struck two cars, and one was pushed into a semi-tractor trailer. One of the drivers he hit was taken to Tampa General Hospital and died from his injuries.