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Best Evidence Following Florida Car Crash Instantly Disappears

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Motor vehicle accidents

If you are involved in a Florida car crash, you can rest easy because you know that the camera perched over the intersection where the other driver just ran a red light and smashed into you car, recorded everything, right? Unfortunately, not. The vast majority of Florida traffic cameras don’t record anything.  The images passing through the lenses of the machines disappear as soon as they are broadcast back to the traffic monitoring center.  Watch this video to learn more: If you have been involved in a Florida car accident, and have any questions, please call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at 407-254-4901.  Consultations, and questions answered, are always...

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Green Light At Intersection? Still A Good Idea To Pay Close Attention

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Motor vehicle accidents

Green Light At Intersection?  Still A Good Idea To Pay Close Attention

I recently came across a sad story in the Orlando Sentinel about a high school teacher who tragically lost her life in a car wreck last week at a busy intersection in Winter Haven. Apparently, Shirelle Baldwin was traveling in her Toyota Camry with a student from her school.  She was traveling north on Highway 17 in Winter Haven, and was preparing to make a left turn on to westbound Highway 92. When the traffic light turned from red to green, she began moving into the intersection.  At that point, a pickup truck traveling eastbound on U.S. 92 ran a red light and crashed into the driver’s side of Ms. Baldwin’s Camry.  Ms. Baldwin was tragically killed. Our hearts go out to the Baldwin family.  The sudden loss of a family member in a car accident is obviously devastating to any family. This tragedy is an excellent example of why it is so important for drivers to keep a close lookout whenever they approach, enter, and cross through an intersection.  Even if every driver does this, it obviously won’t stop every accident from happening.  However, it might just give a driver a split-second to take some kind of evasive action that might turn a fatal collision into something a lot less severe. If you have any questions about an intersection collision or car accident anywhere in Florida, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at 407-254-4901, or download a FREE copy of Kim’s book, Asleep At The Wheel:  13 Mistakes The Insurance Company Desperately Hope You’ll Make After a Florida Car Accident, by clicking...

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Was Big Rig Truck Driver Distracted In Fatal Sand Lake Road Crash?

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Motor vehicle accidents

Was Big Rig Truck Driver Distracted In Fatal Sand Lake Road Crash?

Was distracted driving the reason for a four-vehicle crash Saturday night that left one person tragically dead, and six others injured?  The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a tractor-trailer rig driven by Billie Valerie Dolezal, rear-ended a Jeep, and that this impact caused a chain reaction of collisions with two other vehicles. The crash occurred at the intersection of Sand Lake Road and John Young Parkway in Orlando. The impact was so severe that the tractor and the Jeep both caught fire. The driver of the Jeep, Edgardo Muniz, of Kissimee, was tragically killed. His Jeep was pushed into a Nissan driven by an Orlando man who was injured, and the Nissan was pushed into a Honda, causing injuries to its four occupants. Local Orlando residents know that both Sand Lake Road and John Young Parkway are busy, commercial roads, with businesses on both sides. The intersection in question is very large and controlled by traffic signals, with multiple lanes in all directions, turn lanes, etc.  Anyone approaching such a large intersection should easily realize that there is likely to be other vehicles there – especially a professional truck driver with a special, commercial driver’s license, and presumably, many hours of experience behind the wheel of a truck. Having handled our fair share of Orlando car accident cases, and representing the families of people killed in those accidents and people injured in those accidents, it appears likely that the truck driver was somehow distracted as she approached the intersection. Maybe she was talking on her cell phone, or texting, or maybe referring to her phone for directions. Otherwise, I cannot understand how an experienced truck driver could fail to appreciate an intersection seemingly full of cars, and fail to stop her vehicle in time. If you have any questions following an Orlando truck accident, or wrongful death, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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