The Orlando Sentinel reports that two people were killed and one person is in critical condition after a head-on collision in Osceola County in Central Florida recently. The newspaper reports the 25-year-old driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Impala was traveling southbound on Poinciana Boulevard around 3:30 a.m. near Golden Beach Court when he drifted into the northbound lane and collided with a 1992 Lincoln Town Car, driven by a 44-year-old man from Kissimmee.
The Lincoln driver died at the scene of the fatal Florida car accident while a 23-year-old from Kissimmee, who was a passenger in the Impala, was killed and declared dead at an Osceola Hospital. He was reportedly not wearing a seat belt. The driver of the Impala was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center and is in critical condition. There is no information from the paper whether or not he was wearing his seat belt.
In Florida in 2009, traffic crash fatalities decreased 14 percent from the year before, from 2,983 to 2,563 fatalities. This was the fourth consecutive year for a decline in traffic fatalities in the state. In 2009, there were 235,778 traffic crashes, down 3 percent from the year before.
The time following an auto accident can be confusing and overwhelming. Recovering from an injury is difficult, painful, and expensive. Add that to the fact that there may be an at-fault driver who caused or contributed to your accident. This is the time that you need an advocate by your side. The Florida auto accident attorneys at Farah & Farah will meet with you and family member to map out the best strategy and explore your options. There may be avenues to seek compensation to cover your expenses and lost wages. Give us a call so we can get started on your case.