Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigating a trucking accident in Lake County report that two people were sent to area hospitals with serious injuries after their cars were struck by a tractor-trailer. Troopers report that the 19-year-old driver of a Honda Civic was northbound on Buckhill Road around 8:30 a.m. one recent morning when he turned into the path of the truck at the intersection with County Road 455. They say that the 51-year-old driver of the truck was eastbound on C.R. 455 at the time of the accident and swerved left to avoid striking the Honda but was unable to avoid the collision. The impact caused the truck’s trailer to topple over and land on a nearby Subaru automobile driven by a 36-year-old Clermont woman.
The driver of the Subaru was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she is listed in critical condition. The driver of the Honda was also taken to ORMC, where is he listed in serious condition with undisclosed injuries. The truck driver was not injured in the accident. This accident is still under investigation but troopers report that charges are pending.
Initially, it may appear that the driver of the Honda is responsible for causing this accident. However, as the accident investigation is still underway, it is difficult to know who is at fault. Perhaps the truck was speeding or the truck driver was distracted by his cell phone or radio. Maybe the driver of the Honda turned unexpectedly in front of the truck or was reading a text instead of focusing on the safe operation of his vehicle. The only thing that is certain is that two people have been badly injured and will likely face tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills.
If you or a member of your family is struggling with medical bills after being injured by a negligent driver, you should speak with experienced Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham. He has nearly four decades of experience helping injured people receive compensation through court awards and negotiated settlements and few Orlando trucking accident lawyers have a better record of success. If you would like to speak with him to learn more about your rights and legal options, call him today at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) and schedule a free consultation. He handles each aspect of his clients’ cases personally and works hard to provide the best possible outcome for every client. Call him today!
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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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