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Young woman dies in car accident near University of Central Florida

Late in the evening on September 4, 2015, an 18-year-old girl driving a 2006 Mustang was found dead after a car accident on Alafaya Trail near the Unversity of Central Florida campus. Local law enforcement suspect that she was driving when her left tire popped causing her to lose control of the vehicle. However, the exact cause of the accident is not yet known.

After losing control of the vehicle, the Mustang left the road, turned over and struck a nearby pole. Sources suggest that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident, although this has not yet been confirmed. It is possible that the tire itself was defective, or the vehicle had other problems that lead to the loss of the tire. The investigation is underway. If the tire or vehicle was in fact the cause of the accident, the manufacturer may be liable for what may become a wrongful death case.

Law enforcement also found a small dog in the vehicle. Although the driver did not survive, the dog was uninjured by the car crash. Orange County Animal Services was called in to take the dog.

Two days after the death of the 18-year-old girl on the same road - Alafaya Trail - a 49-year-old male pedestrian was struck and nearly killed by a vehicle. Local law enforcement suggested that the man walked out in front of traffic.

However, Alafaya Trail has a history of being a dangerous area.

Just last year in February, a 19-year-old young woman named Brooke Dawkins was nearly killed in what students described as a dangerous stretch of road. She was crossing the street when the accident occurred.

Attorneys do not always rely on reports to gain information. Personal injury lawyers often rely on private investigators to obtain more facts about each case. Are you looking for answers to your questions? Contact The Weaver Law Firm.

-- Article by Richard D. Weaver, a Texas personal injury attorney.

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