On Friday, a man driving near where OBT and the Central Florida Parkway intersect collided with a motorcycle. The impact of the collision caused the bike to break in half and badly injured the driver of the motorcycle. Rather than stop after the collision, the driver of the vehicle sped away, forcing the Florida Highway Patrol to track him down. This, however, proved to be less difficult than it appeared as the driver responsible for the initial collision was discovered only a half-mile away from site of the accident. He had, in his attempt to flee, collided with an electrical pole. Similarly to the impact with the motorcycle, the collision between the car and the pole resulted in the pole breaking in half. Read the rest »
Hit and Run
A local 15 year old high school student was killed in an Orlando, Florida area hit and run crash last weekend. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver was arrested shortly after the incident. Read the rest »
In an unfortunate accident on Friday, January 15th, 2016, a Gulfport native was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Miami’s South Beach. The victim, a man of roughly 41 years (his age has not yet been confirmed), was on duty as a federal agent at the time.
In early June, a car hit a bicyclist and drove away. The driver of the car turned into a parking lot, crashed into the bicyclist, who fell off the bike, and kept driving. There were witnesses to the case, and it was also caught on another driver’s dash camera.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers have announced that they have filed charges against a driver who fatally injured a woman in a recent head-on hit-and-run accident in the Windermere area. Troopers say that a 25-year-old Windermere man was driving a Honda pickup truck on County Road 535 when he rear-ended a car waiting at a stoplight at the intersection of Summerport Village Parkway. The impact pushed the car into two other cars at the light, damaging them both.
Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham would like to remind readers that they could face serious felony hit-and-run charges even when they flee from an accident that they did not cause. A recent hit-and-run accident involving a Umatilla woman illustrates this point very well.
Orlando police believe that illegal street racing may have been a factor in a recent hit-and-run accident that sent two people to an area hospital with serious injuries. Their investigation is still ongoing, but police say that the two victims were waiting for a bus along Millenia Boulevard when a Ford Focus struck them as they sat on a bench. The victims are a vacationing couple from England, who were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Witnesses report that they saw a black Ford Focus and black Honda Accord speeding along Millenia Boulevard just before the accident occurred.
Two men that were charged with a variety of crimes in connection with a string of auto burglaries will now face additional charges stemming from a high-speed chase and accidents they caused on the Florida Turnpike. Law enforcement officials who have been working on the car burglaries say that the two men belong to a burglary ring they have been calling “Felony Lane.” The driver of the car that led police on the chase and caused three accidents is 23-year-old male. He faces charges of resisting arrest, aggravated fleeing and eluding and three counts of leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injuries in addition to grand theft and auto burglary charges.