Disney worker killed in the deadly I-4 Pile Up
Published: January 10, 2008 at 5:29 PM
Disney lost one of it's own to the deadly pile up on I-4, the main highway connecting Orlando and Tampa. Many of you might know I-4 because it is the highway you take to get to Orlando's popular attractions including Universal Orlando Resort, Sea World Orlando, Walt Disney World, as well as Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa.
In all the pile up left 4 dead, and 38 injured. One of the victims was Darren Scott Snyder, a maintenance worker at World Disney World, who was on his way to work. Snyder worked with engineering services on the maintenance team at Disney's Animal Kingdom and was supposed to report to work at 6 a.m., but he never showed up.
FHP says that 150,000 commuters use I-4 between Orlando and Tampa each morning, 75,000 each way.
What would have happened if this crash would have occurred any later and it was not the second week of January but a busy week after Christmas when many tourists are here in Central Florida? How many tourists commuting from either Tampa to Orlando to visit Orlando Area Theme Parks, or Orlando to Tampa to visit Tampa Area Theme Parks might have been involved?
This morning again there was a problem of fog limiting the visibility to a quarter of a mile in many spots in Central Florida. If you are coming to the Central Florida Theme Parks during the early part of the year, which is Central Florida's fog season, make sure that you watch the weather forecasts for expected morning weather conditions. If you do happen to get caught up in the fog while on your vacation, adjust your speed, and if needed pull over to the side of the road.