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DUI Accident in Daytona Beach Badly Injures 42-Year-Old Man

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on March 17, 2017

Yet another Daytona Beach accident has left someone seriously injured. This incident took place on the afternoon of this past Monday, when a 30-year-old woman crashed into a telephone pole on Indian Lake Road. The Daytona Beach Police Department arrived quickly on the scene with the emergency response teams and their accounts have merged with those of several eyewitnesses to describe the situation as it occurred.

The official report states that Brittany Ward was behind the wheel of her pickup truck driving along Indian Lake Road. Her boyfriend, an unnamed 42-year-old, was in the passenger seat beside Ward. Witnesses to the crash said that Ward was driving faster than is appropriate for this stretch of road, and there is indication that she was piloting the vehicle well above the posted limit.

Losing control of the vehicle, Ward swerved off of the road and crashed into a telephone pole planted on the side of the asphalt. The impact was strong enough to buckle the passenger side of the car around the pole and make it impossible for the emergency response teams to open the door and withdraw the badly injured 42-year-old. In order to free the man, firefighters were forced to remove the entire roof of the vehicle, cutting through the metal with a powerful flame and then lifting the entire scalp of the car off by hand. Then they were able to reach in and pull the man onto a stretcher and transport him via helicopter to a hospital. According to the police, the injures suffered by the man were severe and numerous.

Ward, on the other hand, seems to have come out of the wreck relatively unscathed. She was arrested on the spot for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Details pertaining to any other suspicious agents acting within her system (such as drugs) have not been released, and it is not known whether or not the authorities have finished taking blood samples. It is similarly not known what the condition of the boyfriend is at this time, although as the investigation develops more details will become available.


Apopka Woman Charged in DUI Accident

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on April 16, 2015

A 21-year-old Apopka, Florida woman was charged April 7th with DUI manslaughter and DUI with bodily injury. The charges stem from an auto accident in March that killed a 13-year-old girl.

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Orange County Drunk Driver Crushes Woman

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on April 1, 2015

Each year roughly 10,000 people are killed in alcohol-related accidents. That accounts for 31 percent of the deaths from motor vehicles each year. That does not account for the huge number of people who are injured each year in drunk driving accidents. The victims suffer debilitating injuries that cost the United States $59 billion each year.

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Florida Drunk Driver Rear-Ends SUV, Leaves One Dead

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on March 3, 2015

A drunk driver is an unsafe driver. As you become intoxication, you lose the ability to track movements with your eyes and react to objects. As well, your reaction time slows. It takes longer to turn the steering wheel or press the brake. Finally, your ability to process information becomes slower. All of this adds up to create an awful situation for other people on the road.

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Woman Kills Infant in Orlando DUI Accident

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on March 3, 2015

Sometimes, accidents happen. They are tragic but can often be just a bad case of circumstances, like somebody doesn’t see another vehicle and turns into it. An accident in Orlando, however, just causes anyone to shake their heads.

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Okeechobee Teen Causes Drunk Driver Accident

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on December 30, 2014

It can take a liftime to become an experienced driver. Each new generation of drivers think they are the best, most talented, and can drive like the stuntmen seen in movies and on television. Those characteristics are a bad combination when mixed with alcohol, drugs, and a high-performance vehicle. In fact, they can be deadly.

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Florida Driver Faces DUI Charges After Colliding with Parked Patrol Car

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on August 22, 2014

A driver with a mixed drink in his car collided with a Daytona Beach patrol car that was parked and has its emergency lights flashing recently, prompting officers to swiftly arrest the man and charge him with driving under the influence. Police said that no one was injured in the drunk driving accident but that the driver, a 25-year-old Tampa resident, will likely face additional charges in the accident.

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Drunk Driver who Parked on Train Tracks saved by Passersby

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on April 4, 2014

A 34-year-old Orlando woman who parked her car on the Washington Street railroad tracks in downtown Orlando was pulled from her car by good Samaritans moments before a train slammed into the vehicle. Orlando police say that they arrested the woman and charged her with DUI property damage and personal injury. When police arrived on the scene and began questioning the woman, she told them that she had driven her car from "Wall Street" off Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando before parking the vehicle.

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One Killed, Four Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Accident

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on November 21, 2013

A 23-year-old Seminole man faces multiple charges in connection with a one-vehicle accident that claimed the life of one of his passengers and injured three others. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that the man was driving a Ford F150 pickup truck southbound on Worchester Drive near Gainsborough Drive when he lost control of the truck on a curve and crashed into a utility pole and stop sign before colliding with a tree and coming to a stop. The accident occurred in a residential neighborhood near the University of Central Florida.

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Judge Overturns Appeals Court Ruling in DUI “Wheelie” Case

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on December 28, 2012

Last month, we wrote about an Apopka man whose lawyer said he was not to blame for a fatal DUI motorcycle accident because the rider was popping a wheelie at the time and his lights were impossible for a driver to see. The man had already served three years of a 12-year sentence in connection with the accident. In September, an appeals court agreed with the man’s lawyer and threw out his DUI manslaughter conviction and the rest of the sentence, saying that the rider had been riding recklessly with his front wheel in the air and could not be seen.

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