Orlando man in critical condition after car crashes into pond in Orange County: FHP

An Orlando man was taken to a hospital in critical condition after the car he was driving went off the road and into a retention pond in Orange County Monday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. 

Troopers said the single-car crash happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. in the area of Alafaya Trail and State Road 408.

According to a news release, troopers said the 41-year-old was traveling east on the SR-408 exit ramp to Alafaya Trail when he "failed to negotiate a left turn" and traveled through the intersection, crossing all northbound and southbound lanes of Alafaya Trail.


The car then struck a curb and went into the pond where it became submerged in water. 

(Photo via FDOT camera)

Orange County Fire Rescue crews responded to the area and removed the car out of the pond and the driver from the vehicle. 

The driver, who was the only occupant of the car, was then taken to Florida Hospital East.

Troopers said they are unsure if the driver experienced a medical episode prior to the crash.