UPDATE: Early in October, we reported on the rear-end collision between a deputy with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and a civilian driving a pickup truck. This collision, which was the result of circumstances that remain somewhat murky, resulted in the death of the civilian. The officer involved was allowed to return to duty. A month later, on November 6th, this same officer was once again involved in a rear-end crash. While no one in this second crash lost their lives, there was still significant damage done to several vehicles as well as injuries sustained by several people who were involved in the incident.
Numerous people were injured and hospitalized after an incident that happened this past Wednesday in Orange County. According to reports from the Orange County Fire Rescue service, it was close to 8:00 in the evening when numerous vehicles became helplessly intertwined along Narcoossee Road, close to where this street crosses Sanctuary Crossing Road. While the report from the Orange County Fire Rescue did not offer many details relating to the circumstances around the collision, it does seem apparent that the auto accident was a serious one and that numerous people suffered from injuries as a result.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a two-car crash left three people injured. The July 31st accident happened at the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 98 in Frostproof, Florida. Based on the police report, it seems that a 35-year-old female was driving her 2000 Pontiac Sunfire west on Highway 98 and, while attempting to turn left onto Highway 27 south, ran through a red light. As she went through the intersection, she was struck on the driver’s side by an oncoming white 2017 Nissan Rogue driven by a 26-year-old male.
This past Friday, July 20th, an individual was driving a car with members of his family down northbound Interstate 4, inside of Volusia County, when he suffered from a heart attack. According to reports from the Volusia County Police Department, the person was behind the wheel of a Chevy SUV. Inside of the car were the driver and numerous others, all relatives. Read the rest »
Police working within Marion County are still looking for answers regarding a traffic incident that resulted in the death of a 44-year-old Ocala man believed to be involved in a drag race on the 21st of April. According to official police reports, the incident happened inside of County Road 316’s eastbound lanes, where the posted speed limit is 55 miles per hour. Based on the severity of the damage done to the 44-year-old’s car, authorities believe the vehicles involved in the crash were traveling at far greater speeds. Read the rest »
Orange County deputies on duty this past Friday became involved in a chase that spanned several counties throughout Florida and ended in a collision between a car and a fence. Reports from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office state that the event began after deputies attempted to perform an arrest on a 19-year-old individual who was wanted in connection with an armed robbery. Read the rest »
A collision between a Toyota van and a Chevy Impala at the intersection of Old 441 and Orange Blossom Trail this past Thursday (June 21st) resulted in one death and several injuries as well as an investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol that remains underway even at the time of this writing. What seems clear is that the incident happened close to 4:00 in the afternoon, after a woman from Mount Dora who was driving the Impala down Old 441 attempted to make a turn from this road onto Orange Blossom Trail. Read the rest »
Residents and drivers going through the city of Edgewater are calling for the city to do something in order to remedy an increasingly dangerous situation caused by standing water along a specific stretch of roadway. The current furor was caused after a new homeowner in the area reported a car crash in an space beside his home early on Tuesday morning. Read the rest »
On the morning of Sunday, June 3rd, a Cadillac was headed down the northbound lanes of State Road 91 in St. Cloud, a city within Osceola County. The driver of this car, a 23-year-old, was transporting himself as well as three passengers down the roadway when, at around 7:00 in the morning, they approached the toll plaza that straddles the northern lanes of State Road 91. Read the rest »
On Wednesday, June 13th, a 55-year-old Titusville man was driving his car down Interstate 95 in Brevard County when something happened to cause him to lose control of the vehicle. Early reports from the scene of the crash state that the accident was found sometime after the actual single-car crash took place. This means that the authorities in the area do not know the exact time that the incident took place. Read the rest »