Orange County based members of the Florida Highway Patrol are looking into an automobile accident that resulted in the death of an Orlando resident on the night of Monday, July 27th. According to reports from the authorities who responded to the accident, the crash was the result of one of the drivers involved driving the wrong way. Read the rest »
Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a recent multi-vehicle Orlando auto accident involving a Lynx bus and two other vehicles that sent ten people to area hospitals. Troopers say the accident occurred on south Rio Grande Avenue when a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am driven by an 18-year-old Orlando woman drove onto Rio Grande Avenue from 42nd Avenue. Troopers report that the driver of the Grand Am was westbound on 42nd Avenue when she sped out from a stop sign and drove into the path of the Lynx bus. They say that the driver of the bus tried to take evasive action but had no time to stop. Her bus collided with the Grand Am and pushed it into a 2002 Pontiac driven by a 61-year-old Orlando woman.
Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham recently came across a study published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration illustrating how seat belts save lives in auto accidents. According to the study, in more than 50 percent of the fatal auto accidents in this country each year, the victims are not wearing safety belts. The study shows that a properly worn seat belt reduces a front passenger’s risk of being fatally injured by 45 percent and their risk of sustaining a serious injury by 50 percent. People who buckle up in the rear seats of SUVs fare even better in accidents – 73 percent of them reduce their risk of serious injury simply by buckling up.
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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