Aloma Avenue in Winter Park was shut down for two hours Monday, October 11, after two motorists were killed following a head-on collision, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports the crash occurred around 11:35 a.m. when a Mustang coupe, which was speeding and heading eastbound, hit two trees in the median and then rolled over into the path of an oncoming Kia van. The resulting collision killed both drivers and the van’s passenger suffered serious injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol identified the driver of the 1989 Mustang as Ryan Daniel Burns, 28, of Winter Park. FHP reported Burns was driving aggressively and making lane changes just before he lost control of the Mustang. Burns’ driver’s license had recently been suspended after he failed to complete his substance abuse treatment program which he was assigned after he caused a DUI crash last year on Interstate-4. Also killed in the Monday crash was Loren Scott Bezoff, 40. His wife, Tami, is in Winter Park Memorial Hospital. A third vehicle was hit by debris from the crash but no one was injured.
Head-On Car Crash Statistics
About 10% of fatal crashes in the U.S. result from head-on collisions, even though they make up 2% of accidents, according to federal statistics.
The violent nature of a head-on collision can cause serious head injuries from the initial crash and subsequent crashes. Neck injuries, cuts from broken glass, and broken bones can all result from a head-on collision.
An experienced Florida auto accident attorney will often investigate driving under the influence as one of the most common causes of a head-on collision.