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March 1, 2018

A tragic car crash claimed the lives of two young teenage men this past Thursday afternoon when they were involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident in Orange County, just east of U.S. Highway 441.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon on February 22nd, five teenagers were travelling eastbound on Ponkan Road near Apopka when the driver, 19-year-old Amen Allah, lost control of the four-door Ford for unknown reasons.  It struck a curb, which caused it to then veer into the westbound lane’s oncoming traffic, on a collision course with a pole that would cause the vehicle to rollover, finally coming to a rest on the side of the busy highway.

Emergency response teams arrived on the scene to find fourteen-year-old G. Hoover and sixteen-year-old S. Hoover, both of Mount Dora, suffering from serious injuries sustained in the accident.  Both were transported to local hospitals, S. Hoover the older brother, was taken to Florida Hospital Apopka where, despite life-saving measures employed by medical professionals, his injuries proved too great, and he passed away.  The younger Hoover was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he managed to survive for three days, but ultimately passed away as well.

According to accident reports written by the Florida Highway Patrol, alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, however, neither of the Hoover brothers were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.  “We do not suspect impairment,” Sgt. Kim Montes said. “We got to look at the speed of the driver and the actions of the drivers. This is a single-driver crash, and that driver is at fault.”

There are a number of contributing factors that can lead to auto accidents, even those that only involve a single vehicle.  They can include:

  • Poorly Maintained Roadways
  • Speeding
  • Texting While Driving
  • Faulty Auto Products/Recalls

For over forty years, Orlando auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been representing the victims of Florida car crashes with care & compassion.  If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation, please contact our office today at 877-FL-INJURY.

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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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Orange County:
Orlando, FL

500 Delaney Avenue #404
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-425-2000

Seminole County:
Lake Mary, FL

300 International Parkway #100
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County:
Kissimmee, FL

17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County:
Daytona Beach, FL

1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

Volusia County:
DeBary, FL

465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Volusia County:
Deland, FL

120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County:
Inverness, FL

110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County:
Lakeland, FL

1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Polk County:
Winter Haven, FL

325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County:
Tampa, FL

100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties:
The Villages, FL

3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County:
Mt. Dora, FL

Mt. Dora, FL
Phone: 352-436-4696

Lake County:
Clermont, FL

3721 S Hwy 27, Suite A
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County:
Titusville, FL

506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Brevard County:
Cocoa, FL

96 Willard Street, Suite 206
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373

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