The driver of a Disney World bus whose legs were crushed in an accident near Epcot in 2010 was awarded $970,000 by an Orange County jury in a recent ruling. The 47-year-old driver had been a Disney employee for 10 years when he was critically injured in the accident on March 23, 2010. He was driving his bus that day when he collided with the back of a tour bus, which had stopped on Epcot Center Drive. Florida Highway Patrol troopers gave the man a ticket for careless driving in connection with the accident, but his personal injury attorney persuaded the jury that the driver of the tour bus was also at fault for parking her bus in the middle of the road.
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.
Orlando auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham would like to caution readers to be extra careful this summer while traveling on crowded Florida roadways and make sure to leave plenty of space between their vehicles and the vehicles in front of them. A series of collisions involving six cars on Interstate 4 near the intersection with Sand Lake Road has resulted in two people being treated in local hospitals with serious injuries. Florida Highway Patrol troopers issued citations to three drivers involved in the accidents, which occurred shortly after 4 a.m. one recent morning.
One man was killed and three others injured recently in a horrific chain reaction accident involving three tractor-trailers, a Jeep and a passenger car. Florida Highway Patrol troopers described a very grim accident scene where the passenger car was wedged beneath one of the trailers and the Jeep was smashed between the two big rigs. Troopers say the accident occurred around 1:15 p.m. when one of the semis, driven by an Orlando man, rear-ended one of the passenger cars and drove it into the other vehicle. The force of impact then caused the truck to push the passenger vehicles into the other trucks.
A rear-end accident on State Road 50 near the intersection with Remington Road has claimed the life of a 41-year-old motorcyclist, according to Florida Highway Patrol officers. They say that the victim was in the center westbound lane of Colonial Drive waiting for a red light to change when he was struck from behind by a Honda sport utility vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Clermont man. Accident investigators say the accident occurred around 12:03 a.m. Just as the light changed from red to green, the Honda SUV collided with the rear of the victim’s motorcycle, sending it across the intersection and ejecting the rider.
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