On Friday, a man driving near where OBT and the Central Florida Parkway intersect collided with a motorcycle. The impact of the collision caused the bike to break in half and badly injured the driver of the motorcycle. Rather than stop after the collision, the driver of the vehicle sped away, forcing the Florida Highway Patrol to track him down. This, however, proved to be less difficult than it appeared as the driver responsible for the initial collision was discovered only a half-mile away from site of the accident. He had, in his attempt to flee, collided with an electrical pole. Similarly to the impact with the motorcycle, the collision between the car and the pole resulted in the pole breaking in half.
A trooper at the scene of the accident related how he was called by a deputy of the Orange County Police Department shortly after the accident between the motorcyclist and the car. The Deputy indicated that he had found the car responsible for the collision, and that the car was now wrecked against an electrical pole. When the police arrived at the scene, they found the road covered in life electrical wires, however the driver of the car was unharmed. After being asked to perform a number of field tests, the driver, a 19-year-old named Alexander Nolan, was arrested as the officers in the case suspected that he was driving under the influence. Alexander Nolan was taken to the Orange County Breath Center, where he underwent a breathalyzer test. The sample taken showed that the young man’s blood-alcohol level rested at 0.127, a number that is one-and-a-half times higher than the legal limit for those 21 and older.
The driver of the motorcycle struck by the intoxicated Nolan has not been named. They were taken via ambulance to the Osceola Regional Medical Center where they were listed as being a trauma alert. At the time of this writing it is not known how their current condition is being assessed, however it is not uncommon for accidents between cars and motorcycles to leave the motorcyclist in far less optimistic condition than the driver of the car.
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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