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September 17, 2009

Law enforcement officials investigating a single-car accident that claimed the lives of three people say that the car’s impact was so intense that people calling 911 to report the accident said that the car blew up. An article on said that one male and two female passengers in the car were killed instantly around 8:30 on the evening of September 2, 2009, in the southbound lane of Nova Road just north of 15th Street in Holly Hill.

"I hate to say it’s the worst I’ve seen in 30 years as a police officer, but it is," Holly Hill Police Chief Mark Barker said. "It looks like an IED (improvised explosive device) in Iraq went off. The car was completely split in half—the front end landed 30 feet from the back end of the car."

Emergency response personnel said that the bodies were so badly mangled that EMTs had to conduct a thorough examination to determine their gender. Accident investigators thought that the car involved in the accident was a Camaro Z28. They believed that the car was racing on Nova Road from Flomich Avenue south with another dark-colored car that didn’t stop when the Camaro driver lost control and hit a concrete barrier wall along the sidewalk in front of Classi Auto Body, 1820 N. Nova Road.

The speed of the wrecked car had not yet been determined by the police but they said that the car’s speedometer was stuck on 100 mph. The three victims were all ejected from the car in the crash.

A police spokesperson said, "One victim is still mangled in the wreckage. Young people who are involved with street racing should see what I’m looking at, and they’d think twice before (racing) again."

Racing on city streets is precisely the type of negligent, reckless behavior that results in tragedy for anyone unlucky enough to be nearby. It’s clear that the drivers of the racing vehicles were putting the lives of their passengers and anyone nearby at risk. Innocent people are injured and killed by irresponsible drivers every year and if you are injured in a Central Florida car accident caused by a reckless driver, Orlando car accident lawyer James Cunningham may be able to help.

James Cunningham has been assisting accident victims since 1977 collect the financial compensation they deserve to help with the medical and rehabilitative expenses of recovery. He protects the rights of people when they are least able to protect themselves from insurance companies and holds those responsible for causing the accident accountable for their actions. Call Orlando auto accident attorney James Cunningham for a free consultation if you or someone you care for has been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver.

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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