On this blog, we frequently write about accidents involving cars striking cars, cars striking pedestrians, cars striking motorcyclists, and cars striking buildings. Rarely, however, do we write about an incident where a building is the one colliding with a car. This is exactly what happened towards the end of October, when a shed became loosened from the ties that bound it to a trailer and it fell onto a car traveling down State Road 417.
This incident took place within Orange County, and members of the Florida Highway Patrol working within this county were among the first to respond to the reports that the accident had taken place. According to the FHP’s own statements, the incident happened in the morning, shortly after 7:30, and close to where State Road 417 intersects with University Boulevard.
The shed in question was being hauled by a semi-truck. Shortly before the incident took place, the driver of the semi was making their way down the southern lanes of State Road 417. At this same time, a pickup truck being driven by a 27-year-old man from Orlando and a sedan being driven by a 38-year-old from Maitland were also traveling down State Road 417’s southern lanes.
As the driver of the pickup began to pass the semi-truck, something happened to cause the pickup to strike the semi’s right side. Investigators currently believe that it was the force of this crash that caused the shed to become loosened from its bindings and fall off of the trailer. At the exact moment that the shed fell, the 38-year-old was driving their sedan along the truck’s side. The shed then fell directly onto the front of the sedan, resulting in a fair amount of damage to the sedan’s hood and engine.
Emergency response crews were immediately called to the scene and began to assess the damage done to the individuals involved. Fortunately, neither the driver of the pickup nor the driver of the semi were injured. The 38-year-old driving the sedan was transported from the scene to a nearby hospital, and there they were treated for minor injuries.
The investigation remains underway. The driver of the pickup was given a ticket that cited careless driving.
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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