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February 10, 2010

The reports that a Calhoun County auto accident claimed the life of an elderly Marianna woman and sent two men to a local hospital with serious injuries. Florida Highway Patrol accident investigators say that the 81-year-old woman was taken to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital after the accident where she was pronounced dead from her injuries. They say she was driving a 1999 Dodge car northbound on County Road 275 when she failed to observe a stop sign, and violated the right of way of a southbound 1995 Toyota pickup truck on State Road 71.

After running the stop sign, officers say she drove her car into the path of the Toyota that was towing a trailer and utility vehicle. The pickup truck was driven by a 37-year-old Blountstown man who had a 43-year-old passenger, also from Blountstown. After the left side of the elderly woman’s car collided with the front of the pickup truck, police say her car spun out of control and came to a stop on a driveway culvert east of State Road 71. The collision also caused the truck to spin, resulting in the separation of the truck and its trailer and utility vehicle. The trailer ended up on the shoulder of SR 71 and the utility vehicle rolled and ended up on its right side on the other shoulder of SR 71. Both occupants of the Toyota pickup were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries.

Elderly drivers on Florida’s streets and highways are much more likely to suffer very serious and even fatal injuries in auto accidents. Many no longer have the reflexes and driving skills that they once had and as a result, they must take and pass driving competency tests far more often than younger drivers do to ensure that they can safely operate their vehicles. If they are involved in a car accident, they face a long and very expensive road to recovery and may not have the financial means to pay their medical bills, putting them and their families in a very difficult position.

If you have been injured or a family member has been injured or killed in an auto accident, Orlando auto accident lawyer James O. Cunningham may be able to assist you in the recovery of the financial compensation you deserve to help pay medical expenses and other bills. He offers free consultations and works on a contingency-fee basis. Call Orlando auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham today to schedule your free consultation at one of his Central Florida law offices near you.

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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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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