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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:

Local Support Groups

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

A 61-year-old Palatka man died in a single-vehicle crash in Flagler County on Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Nearly a dozen people have been injured on Wednesday morning in a crash involving a Lynx bus and a garbage truck, according to an Orlando Fire Department dispatcher.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Type: Bus Accident
St. Cloud police re-opened a road a few hours after a fatal accident shut it down Sunday afternoon. Police said around 11:29 a.m. Sunday, they were called out for a crash on East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway and Murcott Drive.
Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014

One person is in critical condition Friday morning after troopers say a car crashed into a tree and split the car into two pieces.

The crash occurred near the Marriott on International Drive at around 4 a.m. Friday.

Date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Four people were hurt Thursday after a car crashed into a hospital in New Smyrna Beach.

Police said the first call came into 911 around 1:30 p.m. about a car crashing into Bert Fish Medical Center Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Roadway: 
Palmetto Street
Type: Car Accident
A high school student and a bus driver sustained minor injuries in a bus crash in Orlando, officials say.
Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Type: Bus Accident
Topics: 
School Bus

Police are on the lookout for a driver that caused a six-car crash in Apopka, with one person taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014
City: 
Apopka, FL
Type: Car Accident

A man who was involved in a car crash jumped off an overpass onto Interstate 95 and died on Thursday, Florida Highway Patrol says.

Troopers said the man was involved in a three-vehicle crash on I-95 in Volusia County just after 7 a.m.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Roadway: 
I-95

A fatal crash in Volusia County Thursday morning is under investigation by Florida Highway Patrol.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Roadway: 
New York Avenue
City: 
DeLand, FL
Type: Car Accident
Police are investigating a crash that left one man dead and three others seriously injured Thursday night in Osceola. Officials say the accident happened at approximately 7:22 p.m. on U.S. 192.
Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Roadway: 
U.S. 192
Type: Car Accident

24-year-old Patrick Tahaney of Windermere was driving his 2006 Dodge Charger northbound on Turkey Lake Road when, for an unknown reason, troopers said he lost control of his car and went off the road.

Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Police say a driver who sped away from an officer died in a crash minutes later on Orlando's John Young Parkway.
Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Interstate 4 in Orlando was closed for hours Friday morning after a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled lumber onto the roadway.

Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Several passengers have been taken to the hospital after a Lynx bus was involved in a crash in Orange County Thursday morning.
Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A motorcyclist was killed early Monday in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 4 in Orlando, prompting officials to close the roadway.

Date: 
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Roadway: 
I-4