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Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Melbourne - Disney World and the Daytona 500 on the "Fun Coast" of Florida

Over 50 million people per year visit the famous Walt Disney World theme park located in Orlando, making it one of the world's biggest tourist destinations. On the coast northeast of Orlando you'll find Daytona Beach, and just south of that, the city of Melbourne, which are both in a region sometimes referred to as the Fun Coast. The hard-packed sand beaches of the area were popular places to drive motor vehicles, and until the building of the Daytona Speedway in 1959, the location of the famous Daytona 500, races were held on the Daytona Beach Road Course. 

Major Roadways:

  • Interstate 4, leads from the center of Orlando to Daytona Beach to the northeast, where it intersects with I-95. Leads to Lakeland going southwest from Orlando.
  • I-95 follows the east coast of Florida past the west sides of Melbourne and Daytona Beach.
  • U.S. Route 192 goes west from Melbourne towards the south side of Orlando.

Other modes of transportation:

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After an accident in Orlando, Daytona Beach, or Melbourne, here is information on the major hospitals:

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When someone is injured in an accident in Orlando, Daytona Beach, or Melbourne, it is important to gather information about what happens next.

Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.

What to do after a serious injury accident in Orlando, Daytona Beach, or Melbourne

When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in this region, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how an Orlando area personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.  

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Most recent accident reports

Gage Beland, 12, of Lake Odessa remained in critical condition Thursday after he crashed during a motorcycle flat track race in Florida Monday.

The crash happened at the Volusia Speedway, about 25 miles west of Daytona Beach.

Date: 
Sunday, March 9, 2014

New Smyrna Beach police said one man was killed and another injured in a motorcycle accident early Saturday morning.

Police said the accident happened at 12:07 a.m. Saturday at North Causeway and North Riverside Drive.

Date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014

A motorcyclist was killed in a single-vehicle crash on a Palm Coast road on Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Two teen boys died Friday night when an SUV hit them as they pushed a broken car down a rural road, according to Apopka Police.

The deceased have been identified as Axel Padro and Cameron Gabriel Gonzalez. Both were 18 years old.

Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2014
City: 
Apopka, FL

A 71-year-old Palm Coast man died in a fiery crash Thursday morning after suffering an apparent medical episode, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A mother behind the wheel of a minivan that was driven with her three children into the surf off Daytona Beach, Fla., is undergoing a mental evaluation.
Five people were injured Tuesday morning in a crash involving a Lynx bus in Orange County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown

A 19-year-old University of Central Florida student is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a truck driver hit her early Sunday. Now the accident is bringing attention to what students call a dangerous stretch of Alafaya Trail.

Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Roadway: 
Alafaya Trail

Orange County firefighters were called out for a small plane crash Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters said the plane crashed on Haas Road, near Apopka, just after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Roadway: 
Haas Road
City: 
Apopka, FL

Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating an accident involving a teen that was hit on a busy Apopka Road.

Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2014
City: 
Apopka, FL

Two people have died in a crash involving a motorcycle in Seminole County on Tuesday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Date: 
Monday, February 17, 2014

A 58-year-old Rockledge woman was killed Monday morning in a crash involving a minivan and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 in Brevard County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Date: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Roadway: 
I-95 Southbound

A University of Central Florida professor was killed Monday night in a two-vehicle crash in Brevard County, school officials said.

Date: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014
City: 
Cocoa, FL
Type: Car Accident