Accident investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol suspect that alcohol was a contributing factor in a recent early morning Orlando auto accident that claimed the life of a local man. Investigators say that the victim was a 27-year-old Orlando man who crashed and overturned his vehicle on North Powers Drive near Balboa Drive. Accident reconstruction specialists say the man was driving on the wrong side of the road and nearly hit a church van when his car jumped the curb and struck a telephone pole, which fell on top of the car. The victim’s car came to rest on its top in the middle of North Powers Drive, and the victim was pronounced dead from his injuries at the scene. The driver of the church van had to veer sharply to avoid being struck head-on by the oncoming car.
Florida Highway Patrol accident investigators are looking into what led to a fatal two-vehicle accident that occurred on September 8. FHP officers say that the accident occurred around 8:00 p.m. at South Orange Blossom Trail and 43rd Street. A FHP spokesperson said that 911 dispatchers received numerous calls about the accident that evening and when emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found two badly damaged vehicles that were blocking the road. They report that one of the vehicles involved in the accident, a small four-door sedan, was crushed so badly on the passenger side that firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate victims from the wreckage.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).
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