Two men that were charged with a variety of crimes in connection with a string of auto burglaries will now face additional charges stemming from a high-speed chase and accidents they caused on the Florida Turnpike. Law enforcement officials who have been working on the car burglaries say that the two men belong to a burglary ring they have been calling “Felony Lane.” The driver of the car that led police on the chase and caused three accidents is 23-year-old male. He faces charges of resisting arrest, aggravated fleeing and eluding and three counts of leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injuries in addition to grand theft and auto burglary charges.
A four-car auto accident on December 22 sent three Orlando residents to area hospitals for treatment for undisclosed injuries. Orlando Police investigators say that two men who were fleeing from a reported home invasion caused the accident on Colonial Drive and Orange Avenue near the I-4 interchange. Police say the armed robbery suspects were weaving through traffic at speeds up to 70 mph when they caused the accident.
General Motors recently announced that they plan to upgrade the steel structure and liquid cooling system in Chevrolet Volt models to alleviate growing concerns about the Volt being prone to catching fire after severe accidents. Each Volt features a 400-pound lithium-ion battery. In some accidents, the impact has caused the coolant system for the battery to rupture, resulting in the battery becoming overheated and catching fire. After receiving complaints about the fires, the federal government performed some safety tests on the Volt. During testing in June 2011, a Volt caught fire after a crash that targeted the battery and cooling system. Another Volt caught fire in November 2011 after a government crash test, which prompted the investigation into the safety of Volt models.
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