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Car accidents: Man suffers fatal injuries in Florida crash

Because traveling the roadway becomes a common occurrence in many people's lives, they may no longer consider the dangers that driving or riding in a car can present. Individuals may get into cars with their friends or family members and not give a second thought to their safety. Unfortunately, car accidents can prove fatal under a multitude of circumstances, and crashes can occur unexpectedly.

A recent accident in Florida resulted in the death of one individual. It was reported that a 28-year-old man was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by a 36-year-old individual. While traveling, the driver failed to keep the vehicle on the roadway. As a result, the vehicle collided with multiple trees that were in the median of the road.

Motorcycle accidents: Man succumbs to injuries in Florida

The details of car or motorcycle accidents can sometimes leave a family wondering if the situation may have turned out differently if a certain action had not been taken. Unfortunately, fatal accidents cannot be taken back, and surviving loved ones of a deceased victim may need assistance in moving on from such an event.  Filing a legal claim may be a step that a family could wish to take after losing a loved ones in car or motorcycle accidents.

The family of a Florida motorcyclist may be looking into legal information after losing their loved one in an accident. It was reported that the motorcycle was traveling east when a pickup truck traveling west made a left turn. The turn caused the truck to collide with the motorcyclist, who was thrown from the motorcycle.

Pedestrian injured in Florida accident

A pedestrian was seriously injured in an accident involving two vehicles in Apopka on April 24. The pedestrian had just gotten off a bus when she was hit.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on State Road 436 and Campus Loop when a Honda Civic, travelling west on SR 436, rear-ended a white two-door coupe. At the same time, a 50-year-old woman was getting off a Lynx bus at the bus stop. The Civic then hit the woman.

Man not wearing seat belt in fatal crash on S.R. 520

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the man who died in a car accident on State Road 520 in Christmas was not wearing a seat belt. The accident happened at an intersection when the 33-year-old man turned his westbound pickup truck left in front of an eastbound vehicle.

A trooper said that the impact ejected the man from his pickup truck. A resident of Cocoa, the man died at the scene. The highway patrol also shared that the accident inflicted critical injuries on the female driver of the other vehicle. She was taken for treatment to Orlando Regional Medical Center. The final report on the accident investigation had yet to be completed at the time of the report.

2 killed in fiery Florida crash

Two people were killed in a fiery crash on Sawgrass Expressway in Sunrise on April 16. Authorities said the accident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m.

According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, a tractor-trailer hauling watermelons was traveling north on the expressway when it rear-ended a car near Sunrise Boulevard. The 18-wheeler then overturned onto the car and burst into flames. The car's two occupants were killed in the crash. The tractor-trailer driver was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

1 dead, 4 injured in crash in Florida

On April 7, it was reported that a 68-year-old man was killed after he became involved in a car accident in Florida. Authorities reported that the incident occurred on State Road 54 near Trophy Boulevard at approximately 10:40 a.m.

According to the available report, a 38-year-old female driver was traveling east on State Road 54 when she came to a stop in the center lane to avoid striking an animal in the road. As she slowed, the 18-year-old driver of a Volkswagen vehicle that was directly behind her attempted to change lanes but struck the stopped vehicle and a Dodge van that was in the vicinity. The impact caused the Dodge to be pushed into the oncoming lanes where it struck a 2008 Toyota pickup truck that was being driven by the 68-year-old man.

Driver admits falling asleep in serious Florida car accident

A man and woman were pinned in their vehicle for close to an hour after it was overturned in a crash on the Florida Turnpike in Osceola County. A representative from the Florida Highway Patrol said the couple's 2008 Ford pickup towing a trailer had been hit from behind.

A 45-year-old man from Port St. Lucie was the driver of the 2007 Toyota SUV that struck the trailer. He had been heading southbound on the turnpike and admitted to troopers that he had fallen asleep at the wheel.

Car thought to be involved in fatal hit-and-run accident found

Police in Florida moved one step closer to apprehending a hit-and-run driver who left a cyclist to die in the street when they located what they are confident is the vehicle involved. Police discovered the badly damaged Nissan Altima parked behind a house in southwest Miami-Dade County after executing a search warrant. No individuals were present when police arrived at the house, and no information has been released about the owner of the Nissan. However, police reported that crude attempts had been made to conceal the Nissan's smashed windshield and significant front-end damage.

Police say that they are sure that the Nissan was the car that struck a cyclist during the early morning hours of March 26 on Bird Road in Coral Gables. A police officer came across the cyclist lying in the street at approximately 3:13 a.m. The man's bicycle was subsequently discovered about four blocks away. It is thought that the driver pulled over after fleeing the scene to remove the mangled bicycle from the front of the Nissan.

Florida Highway Patrol on the scene of a deadly I-4 crash

At approximately 9:25 p.m. on March 12, a bizarre motor vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 4 in Volusia County, and a couple visiting from Missouri is dead as a result. A 66-year-old man died in the crash, and his 69-year-old wife succumbed to her injuries later at the hospital.

According to witnesses, the accident transpired when the westbound driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck apparently lost control after changing lanes. The pickup truck went off the road and into the median before striking the guardrail. At that point, the pickup became airborne and subsequently landed on the eastbound GMC sport utility vehicle occupied by the couple.

Florida crash kills 1 person, injures 4 others

On March 11, four people were hurt and one person died in a four-vehicle collision in Osceola County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 10 a.m.

Authorities stated a 24-year-old Kissimmee man was driving his two-door Hyundai south on Reaves Road when he entered into northbound traffic near Poinciana Boulevard. The Hyundai sideswiped a car driven by a 73-year-old Poinciana woman, who was uninjured. It then crashed head-on into a vehicle driven by a 37-year-old Puerto Rico man, which was subsequently rear-ended by a Chevrolet driven by a 50-year-old Poinciana woman.

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