Tragic, Fatal Accident on Turkey Lake Road in Orlando, Florida
ORLANDO, FL- Clickorlando.com writes that a crash over the weekend killed an 18-year-old boy. The collision occurred in the evening on Turkey Lake Road. The victim was a passenger in a car traveling northbound in a 2004 Acura when the driver struck a curb and lost control of the vehicle. The Acura veered into the southbound lanes where it struck a 2019 Volvo. The front end of the southbound vehicle hit the right side of the Acura, killing the passenger.*
The 18-year-old driver of the Acura sustained severe injuries in the crash. Responders transported the young man to Orlando Health, where officials say his condition is critical.
Vehicles are designed to withstand massive impacts on their front and rear. At the front and back of most vehicles, there is some space between the outside of the car and the place where occupants sit. When a vehicle is hit on the side, there is not as much protection, and occupants are often sitting right up next to the door, meaning that there is little space between them and another vehicle that hits the side. For this reason, these types of collisions can result in severe injuries.
Most of the time, side-impact collisions occur at intersections because a vehicle turns left in front of oncoming traffic, or because one of the cars violates a traffic control device.
Nearly all car crashes are the result of human error. By driving responsibly, people can significantly reduce their risk of being involved in a deadly car crash. However, when it comes to collisions between cars traveling in opposite directions, it is not uncommon for the driver moving in the correct direction to be left with no time to react or avoid the oncoming vehicle. Sometimes no amount of caution will prevent a crash. Because of this, it is best to avoid roads with fast-moving traffic unless a center median exists to divide the lanes.
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