Orlando police officers closed two lanes of Interstate 4 recently after a semi truck jack-knifed, causing an accident that sent one person to an area hospital with injuries. Police say that the recent accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-4 south of Universal Boulevard. They report that the driver lost control of his rig and that it jack-knifed, causing it to strike a tree in the median and stall traffic past Sand Lake Road. The collision caused a fuel tank on the truck to rupture, and emergency crews had to spray fire retardant around the accident scene.
Three Kissimmee residents were injured recently in three separate auto accidents on Interstate 4 and Sand Lake Road. Police say that the first accident began when a 1997 Saturn driven by a 23-year-old Ocklawaha woman attempted to merge onto I-4 from an onramp but abruptly changed lanes and drove into the path of a 1980 Toyota Corolla driven by a 19-year-old Kissimmee man. Shortly thereafter, a 22-year-old Kissimmee woman driving a 1999 Mazda slowed to avoid colliding with the wreckage and was rear-ended by a 2011 Toyota Camry driven by a 57-year-old Orlando man.
An article published in the Daily Commercial reports that a 49-year-old Umatilla woman was struck and killed while riding her bicycle recently. The Florida Highway Patrol said that the woman was struck from behind by a 2008 Toyota that threw her from her bike. She was taken to Florida Hospital Waterman where she was pronounced dead from her injuries. Law enforcement officials investigating the accident say that charges are pending against the 55- year-old driver of the Toyota-also from Umatilla-who told police that the glare from the sun prevented her from seeing the bicyclist.
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