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Colliding With Trees In Florida: Why It’s Way More Dangerous Than You Think


If there’s one thing you don’t want to collide with on a Florida road, it’s a tree. According to recent studies, collisions with trees are more typically more dangerous than collisions with other vehicles. These are solid, rigid objects with no “crumple zones” or energy absorption. Cars crash into trees all the time in Florida – and many of these crashes result in serious injuries – or even fatalities. If you have been injured in one of these crashes, you might be wondering how you can recover compensation.

Examples of Recent Crashes Involving Trees in Florida 

On March 9th of 2023, it was reported that a driver had been hospitalized after crashing into a tree in Margate. The crash was so severe that the entire vehicle was left wrapped around the tree, leaving nothing but a mangled wreck behind. The driver’s condition was not revealed, although one would assume that they suffered serious injuries.

On February 16th of 2023, it was reported that a driver had lost their life in Orange County after colliding with a tree and a light pole. The accident apparently involved an SUV attempting to pass another vehicle in a “no-pass” zone. This caused the driver to lose control, overcorrect, and veer off the road. After striking the tree and the light pole, the SUV ended up flipping.

On March 10th of 2023, it was reported that a woman had caused two crashes in Escambia County, causing at least one teen to suffer critical injuries. This individual rear-ended a Hyundai, and the Hyundai then proceeded to crash directly into a tree. The authorities quickly noted that this was the second time the driver had caused a crash within 24 hours, as she had caused another collision just hours previously in another vehicle.

On February 22nd of 2023, a freak accident in Pembroke Pines claimed the life of a police officer. This accident involved a palm tree frond falling on top of the officer while he was riding his motorcycle, causing him to lose control and suffer fatal injuries.

The Hidden Dangers of Trees 

Trees are more dangerous than many of us realize, and some argue that trees should be removed from roadsides to promote greater safety. However, these efforts have met with staunch opposition from environmental groups and those that appreciate the natural beauty of trees.

Where Can I Find a Qualified, Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Florida? 

If you’ve been searching for a qualified, experienced Orlando personal injury attorney, look no further than Payer Law. A collision with a tree can leave you with life-changing, traumatic injuries. You may never work again, and you may have suffered disfigurements that will never heal. With our assistance, you can hold negligent parties accountable and recover the compensation you need to cover your damages. Book your consultation today and start pursuing justice.


  1. https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/driver-hospitalized-after-crash-leaves-car-wrapped-around-tree-in-margate/2989114/
  2. https://www.clickorlando.com/traffic/2023/02/16/driver-dies-in-crash-with-light-pole-in-orange-county-troopers-say/
  3. https://weartv.com/news/local/woman-causes-two-crashes-in-escambia-county-in-one-day-teen-critically-injured/
  4. local10.com/news/local/2023/02/23/mayor-says-freak-accident-killed-pembroke-pines-officer-not-lack-of-tree-trimming/
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