During the early hours of Friday, January 29th, numerous members of the Florida Highway Patrol and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene of an auto accident that took place along State Road 417, close to the intersection between this street and Red Bug Lake. As a result of this crash between a Lexus and a Ford (which we have detailed in another post), large stretches of State Road 417 were closed to travel and members of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office were posted along various parallel roadways in order to assist in the rerouting of traffic.
Among those involved were two deputies with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office who were driving SUVs clearly marked as vehicles belonging to the government law enforcement agency. The drivers of these vehicles parked them within the roadway in order to alert civilian motorists as to the closed roadway. The deputies then stood outside of their vehicles to point drivers away from State Road 417 and down Aloma Avenue where they could safely circumnavigate the crash site.
One of these deputies had momentarily left the street and was in the process of climbing back into their marked SUV when a Ford SUV approached the blockade. For reasons that remain unclear, the driver of the Ford SUV failed to slow down or stop for the two police vehicles. As a result, the Ford crashed directly into the police SUV into which the Seminole County Sheriff’s deputy was entering. The force of the crash caused the deputy to be thrown violently away from the vehicle and onto the asphalt where they sustained minor injuries.
Paramedics and EMTs who had been responding to the previous crash now rushed to tend to both the deputy and the driver of the Ford SUV who was also injured in the collision. While neither of the two individuals suffered from injuries noted for their severity, both of them were taken from the scene of the crash to a nearby hospital for treatment.
At the time of this writing, numerous charges are currently pending against the driver of the Ford SUV.
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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