Data released by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles indicates that 2011 was an especially deadly year for motorists and pedestrians in Flagler County, with at least 24 people losing their lives in accidents on county roadways. The grim number was up slightly from the 23 people killed in 2010 and up sharply from the 16 people killed in accidents in 2009. At least four of those killed in Flagler County accidents were pedestrians, a bleak reminder of Florida’s unenviable reputation as the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrian accidents. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham is concerned about the recent rise in fatal accidents in the area and is particularly concerned that area drivers are not exercising enough care to avoid pedestrian accidents.
A Flagler Beach woman is facing charges in connection with a 2010 car accident that gravely injured her grandson. Police say the 43-year-old woman and her grandson were traveling on Old Kings Road in Palm Coast on September 19, 2010 when she lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle collided with a telephone pole, and the collision was so violent that the car was split in two by the impact. The boy suffered critical injuries in the accident and was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, where doctors induced a coma that lasted nearly two weeks to save his life. The driver suffered minor injuries in the crash and, according to the Flagler County Clerk of Court, now faces felony charges of DUI and DUI with serious bodily injury.
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