Orlando FL Truck Accident: UPS Driver Alleges Mechanical Issue Caused I-4 Crash
08/27/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Orlando, FL—Orange County Fire Rescue personnel were dispatched to the scene of a fiery wreck that left two people injured Friday morning, August 27, 2010. The accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 4 near Fairbanks Avenue, according to information provided by the Orlando Sentinel.
Reports indicated 39-year-old Craig Roy was driving a UPS semi-tractor trailer westbound on Interstate 4 when the truck allegedly experienced a mechanical failure.
Roy subsequently lost control of the semi truck, causing it to smash into a concrete median, as well as a 2008 Ford Edge crossover SUV. The UPS truck apparently jackknifed and burst into flames on impact.
Emergency medical services (EMS) crews were dispatched to the scene to transport a passenger of the UPS truck, Steven Lambert, and 44-year-old Ford driver Michael Shaver to Florida Hospital South. Their injuries were described as minor.
Officials from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) alleged Roy managed to escape injury in the 2 a.m. crash. The semi wreck also reportedly slowed traffic to a crawl for several hours as HazMat crews cleaned up spilled fuel and packages.
Investigations into the injurious Orange County collision are expected to be underway.
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