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Breaking: Fatal crash reported near Disney World

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Breaking: Fatal crash reported near Disney World
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Unfortunately, a fatal crash has been reported near Disney World. This will affect traffic traveling to and from the area.

Fatal Crash

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We have some horrible news to share with you on this Tuesday morning. A fatal crash has been reported near Disney World. At approximately 6:00 am on January 18, an accident occurred on State Road 417 in Orange County. It involved a bus and a vehicle.

Once first responders arrived at the scene, a man was already deceased. Fortunately, a women and two children were in the vehicle but still alive. According to a reporter for News 6, fire fighters could be seen trying to actively remove a passenger from the car.

At approximately 6:00 am, an accident occurred on State Road 417 in Orange County. One person died and three more were injured.

The woman and both children were removed from the vehicle and taken to a nearby hospital with injuries. We pray for their full recovery.

Traffic Delays

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There were and will be traffic delays on southbound SR 417 at mile marker 6. It appears that since the accident at least one lane has reopened. However, you should still expect delays in the area for the next few hours.

The accident occurred closer to Universal Studios than Disney World. However, the crash took place on the route that is commonly used for travel to and from the Orlando International Airport. If you are headed to Disney World today or traveling back after vacation, we suggest finding an alternate route.

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Our condolences go to the man’s family, and we hope that the other passengers fully recover from their injuries.

Did you witness the accident this morning? Did you expect major traffic delays? Share your stories with us in the comments below and on Facebook. You can also join our KtP Crew and continue the discussion there.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. On the contrary, my claim was the Disney Express helped reduced traffic fatalities (I applaud prior Disney management for implementing that program). Ditto for the new trains that will run to the Springs (though one still needs to find a way to their resort during off hours).

    I partly blame local government, that should take a stronger position in routing tourist to resort traffic.

    My point is that greedy management types only look at profit, and sometimes don’t realize the thoughts put into prior programs that are more than the $$$ they save.

    In any event, I am not blaming Disney (who came up with the Disney Express), though I am blaming Chepak for killing it (to increase his bonus).

  2. Very sad and very unfair to try and blame Disney. Come on I feel sure you are cleverer than that.I get your anger, but please keep perspective.

  3. Sad to see this, even more sad that these accidents will likely increase due to certain transportation changes.

    We have taken several overnight (red-eye) flights when visiting Disney (common when travelling west to east).

    We typically arrive around 5-6 am, which is roughly 3am in our time reference. Driving while half asleep is not safe for anyone.

    Luckily, we had the Magical Express to rely on at that time (and sometimes nodded off during the bus ride).

    The cancellation of items such as the Magical Express will increase these accidents, as many will choose the more cost effective car rental option and drive (especially if budget limited).

    I hope Chepak can sleep well in his new expensive house knowing that he is partially responsible (cancelling the Disney Express to increase his bonus).

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