Orlando, FL (January 4, 2021) - One man was killed and another suffered injuries in a crash that took place in Orlando on Monday. The accident happened on Chickasaw Trail near Scarborough Court and Liberty Middle School.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to troopers, a pickup truck was pulling a trailer when the driver of the truck stopped in the travel lane. Two occupants of the truck exited the vehicle to check on the trailer when the back of the trailer was struck by a Nissan Altima. The Altima then collided with the two men. One of the men, a 29-year-old from Orlando, died at the hospital. Another victim was listed in critical condition. Neither of the men has been identified at this time. The Nissan driver also sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident.
There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed and no further information is available at this time.
According to statistics published by NHTSA, a reportable car accident in Florida takes place about once every 90 seconds. When a crash occurs, authorities must undertake a careful investigation of the accident scene in order to determine which driver should be held responsible. Unfortunately, many victims of Florida car accidents are innocent motorists who were hurt in crashes that were not their fault.
We would like to offer our thoughts and most sincere condolences to those affected by this tragic car accident in Orlando.
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