Teen Killed in Intersection Accident in East Orange County
A tragic intersection accident occurred Friday evening, July 22, in east Orange County at the intersection of State Road 50 and Chuluota Road just before 6 p.m. A 42-year-old father and his 17-year-old son entered the intersection driving their Dodge Stratus when, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, a second vehicle ran the red light and hit the side of the Dodge. WFTV reports that emergency crews from Orange County responded and took the father to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition. The son was pronounced dead at the scene of the Florida intersection accident.
The driver of the second car who entered the intersection against the light suffered minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol says charges against him are pending.
Our condolences go out to the friends and family of this young man for this tragic crash. This senseless loss of life is made even worse knowing this crash was totally preventable.
The article by WFTV does not say who was driving the Dodge, but in an intersection accident the worst type of crash that leads to injuries is the T-bone. That occurs when the second car hits the first at a 90 degree angle where the structure of the car is less fortified to withstand a crash unlike the rear or the front of the vehicle. If the son was sitting in the passenger seat, it is likely that he took the brunt of the force from the initial impact as well as a secondary impact that occurs when the person hits the inside of the vehicle such as the roof, the windshield, or the side of the vehicle.
If you have been involved in an intersection accident or other type of car crash in Florida, you will want a complete investigation with the help of a reputable Jacksonville car accident lawyer to determine who is at fault for your accident. You only have one chance to investigate an accident, so please do so with some expert help.