A collision between a Toyota van and a Chevy Impala at the intersection of Old 441 and Orange Blossom Trail this past Thursday (June 21st) resulted in one death and several injuries as well as an investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol that remains underway even at the time of this writing. What seems clear is that the incident happened close to 4:00 in the afternoon, after a woman from Mount Dora who was driving the Impala down Old 441 attempted to make a turn from this road onto Orange Blossom Trail.
Inside of the Impala at the time was the driver, a 76-year-old, and her 62-year-old passenger, also from Mount Dora. The two were riding down the eastern lanes of Old 441 as they approached the intersection of this road and Orange Blossom Trail. It seems that the driver of the Impala decided to turn left onto Orange Blossom Trail from Old 441, and this is around the time that the incident took place.
At the same time as the two women were preparing to make their turn from Old 441 to Orange blossom Trail, a 82-year-old man from Zellwood driving a 2011 Toyota was approaching the same area from Orange Blossom Trail. The reports did not indicate which direction on Orange Blossom Trail the man was driving, but it is clear that they approached the intersection of OBT and Old 441 at the same exact time that the Chevy Impala reached the area.
The reports did not indicate if there is a stoplight controlling the intersection or if it instead features stop signs. The reports also failed to indicate which of the two roads possess the right of way at their crossing.
The driver of the Impala reached the intersection and began to perform a left-hand turn. Before they could complete the maneuver and fully merge onto OBT, the Toyota came through the area and collided with the Impala’s left side in a T-bone fashion. The force of the collision caused massive damage to both cars as well as inflicted numerous injuries on the people inside of the vehicles.
The driver of the Impala was taken by medical staff to Orlando Regional Medical Center, but she was not able to recover. The Impala’s passenger and the driver of the Toyota Van were both taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center as well, although it is believed that their injuries were minor.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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