Since 1977... Bringing Justice and Compensation to our Clients

Call Us Now
888-FLA-AUTO

DUI Charges for Driver Involved in Fatal April Crash of Last Year

By Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer on February 1, 2019

The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested a person believed to be responsible for a multi-vehicle collision in Lake County that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in April of last year. According to this update to an older story, the initial incident took place in Lake County, shortly after midnight, on the 1st of April, 2018.

A 24-year-old person was behind the wheel of a Ford Explorer and traveling in a western direction when they approached a line of stopped traffic. For reasons that were not immediately clear, the driver of the explorer either failed to see the traffic or was not aware that they were approaching at such a high rate of speed. This resulted in the Explorer colliding with the vehicle directly in front of it. That vehicle happened to be a motorcycle.

Collisions between motorcycles and cars are especially dangerous for the person on the motorcycle. Given the lack of surrounding protection, the cyclist is fully exposed to everything in the environment. In the crash mentioned here, the force of the Explorer hitting the back of the motorcycle pushed the bike and its rider forward into the rear of the car before them. This meant that the motorcyclist was now trapped between two cars without anything to prevent their body from coming into contact with the metal, plastic, and glass all around them.

Emergency response crews rushed the motorcyclist to Waterman Hospital, but there was nothing that the medical facility could do for them, and they were pronounced dead sometime after arriving.

The driver of the Explorer was transported from the scene to Central Florida Regional Hospital. There, a sample of their blood was taken. This person also told the authorities that they had consumed alcohol prior to the collision. When the bloodwork came back, it was discovered that the driver of the Explorer was operating the vehicle with a BAC of 0.144, almost two times the legal limit.

This past Monday, the 28th of January, the driver of the Explorer was arrested and charged with numerous offenses in eluding DUI, Negligent Vehicular Manslaughter, and DUI Damage to Property of Person of Another. It is not known if this individual has a lawyer at this time or what sort of plea they are expected to file.

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.

Connect with James O. Cunningham on Google+

Related Articles:


  • Walt Disney World Claims Department Employee

    I was involved in a motor vehicle accident where the other driver ran a red light and my car was a total loss. I was referred to James Cunningham due to the fact that our attorney’s have been very impressed with James Cunningham’s work. This fact turned out to be very true as Mr. Cunningham helped me win my case to a full and maximum settlement.

    - a Personal Injury client
Verdicts & Settlements
Certified - The Florida Bar - Civil Trial. Board certified civil trial lawyer since 1984.

MAIN OFFICE:
3117 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 1-888-FLA-Auto
(1-888-352-2886)

Fax: 407-843-8274

Florida Auto Accident Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 888-352-2886
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373