When car accidents occur unexpectedly, sometimes it’s not possible to move vehicles from the road. In general, it’s best to get off the road if possible. Unfortunately, it can’t always be assumed that other drivers will be careful enough to avoid the accident scene.
One such car accident happened east of Orlando over the weekend. Two drivers, both age 25, were apparently involved in a minor crash on Colonial Drive at its intersection with Constantine Avenue around 2 a.m. one recent morning. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, they were standing in the inside lane of Colonial Drive near one of the stopped vehicles. A third man who witnessed the crash also joined them.
At that point, a 28-year-old driver was approaching the scene on Colonial Drive in his Jeep. He apparently failed to notice the accident scene and collided with the stopped vehicle. All three men who were standing nearby were injured in the process.
One of the men, who is from Jacksonville, was left in critical condition. The other two men, one from Winter Springs and one from Orlando, sustained minor injuries. The driver of the Jeep also sustained injuries described as minor.
The FHP says that charges are pending as an investigation into the crash continues. What started as a minor accident turned into a much more serious one. It illustrates the importance of keeping a careful lookout of the road ahead in case anything unexpected pops up.
Source: Orlando Sentinel, “4 hurt as driver plows into accident scene,” David Breen, June 24, 2012