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Elderly Woman Killed in Three-Car Crash

Posted on August 16, 2010

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that an elderly Orlando woman, who was a passenger in an SUV that was in an accident Monday, August 9, has died.

The SUV was reported to have turned into the path of another vehicle, according to Orlando Sentinel. Santos Ledee, 79, of Orlando, was driving a 2004 Chrysler SUV on Goldenrod Road. He tried to make a left turn onto Rio Pinar Lakes Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. when he collided with a 1999 Ford pickup.

That truck was being driven by 44-year-old Christopher Conway of Orlando. The truck hit the right side of Ledee’s SUV which then ran into a stop sign. Conway’s truck was then hit on the left side by a 2006 Chrysler SUV driven by Tina Lanzarotto, 34, of Orlando.

When it was all over, the driver, Mr. Ledee was hospitalized at Orlando Regional in critical condition. His passenger, Raquel Ledee, 73, died at the hospital. The other persons in the Ledee vehicle, 12-year-old Iliana Rodriguez, and Mackenzie Cosme, 3, were treated and released.

Neither Conway or Lanzarotto and her passengers were injured.

Our condolences go out to the family of Ms. Ledee for this tragic accident.

Intersection Accidents
Florida has high number of intersection accidents. It’s been estimated that one-third of all accidents occur at an intersection.

In fact, the Driving Institute of America states that over 40% of all car accident fatalities involved drivers either failing to yield the right of way, driving through a stop sign, or ignoring a traffic light.

The frequent running of red lights is one of the reasons Florida recently enacted red-light cameras at intersections to catch and ticket these types of speeders.

If you have been involved in an accident that resulted from red-light running, the Florida intersection accident attorneys at Farah & Farah would like to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and property damage. Give us a call to discuss your case.