In a series of stories, the Orlando Sentinel this week is featuring “Anatomy of Accident,” a close look at a fatal car wreck in 2002 in Osceola County, Fla. The destinies of six people collided with a force that still reverberates more than three years later, the paper reports.
Reporter Jeff Kunerth writes, “Three died. Three emerged scarred forever. In the memories of the survivors and the grief of the families, the accident on Poinciana Boulevard just after 6 a.m. on April 7, 2002, was the beginning of a day that never ended. This is the story of one accident worth telling not because it is more significant than any other. But by considering the causes and consequences of one fatal crash, then multiplying its power and tragedy by all the others like it, we can begin to comprehend the true human toll of the carnage on our roads.”