12/20/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Orlando, FL—An Orlando woman was killed in a wrong way crash on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, her 21st birthday. The fatal accident occurred on Vineland Road, in close proximity to the Florida Turnpike overpass, according to information provided by Click Orlando.
Reports indicated a University of Central Florida student, Chelsea Brooke Torres was operating a 2001 Volkswagen eastbound in the westbound lanes of Vineland Road around 3:15 a.m. As Torres drove her vehicle across the Turnpike, it slammed into the front of another car, driven by Elvis Felix, 23.
While Felix was apparently wearing his seatbelt at the time of the head-on collision, Torres was not. It was not clear if the UCF student was rushed to a hospital after the wreck, or if her traumatic injuries proved fatal at the scene.
Police said emergency medical services (EMS) personnel responded to the scene and transported Felix, who complained of neck and back pain, to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment.
According to data collected through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, 2,558 people lost their lives in 2009 traffic crashes throughout the state of Florida. In Orange County alone, 141 accident victims suffered fatal injuries.
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Url: Sandra Quinlan: West Palm Beach Injury News