Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers are asking for information in connection with a hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Orange County that killed two elderly women. Troopers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has any information about it to contact them at 407-737-2213 as soon as possible. FHP spokesperson Sgt. Kim Montes says that the law enforcement community is looking for a white Honda with a spoiler on the back and halogen or blue-tinted headlights in connection with the accident.
Troopers have not released many details about the accident but have reported that the two victims were walking across Landstar Boulevard at the intersection with Island Cove Drive around 7:45 p.m. on Nov. 30 when the accident occurred. Sgt. Montes told reporters that the Honda was northbound on Landstar Boulevard and the front of the Honda struck both women “…throwing [them] northbound onto the road.” Montes reports that the Honda continued north on Landstar Boulevard as it fled from the accident scene. The victims have been identified as a 77-year-old Orlando woman and an 82-year-old woman from Columbia. Orlando pedestrian accident attorney James O. Cunningham urges anyone who may know something about this accident to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at the number provided above.
These two victims add to our area’s reputation as the most dangerous place in the country for pedestrian accidents. Sadly, this reputation is well deserved, as each year dozens of people are killed and hundreds are injured in pedestrian accidents in our area alone. To illustrate the scope of the pedestrian accident problem in the Orlando Kissimmee metropolitan area, consider that between 2000 and 2009, 557 people were killed and thousands more seriously injured.
In all but a few cases, these accidents are caused by negligent drivers who talk or text on their cell phones, drive while intoxicated and engage in other reckless behavior. When these drivers injure or kill a pedestrian, the victims and their families have a right to seek damages against the drivers and their insurance companies. Many victims and their families turn to Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham to answer their questions, protect their rights and help them receive the fair and just compensation they deserve. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Cunningham at one of his many law offices throughout Central Florida, call him today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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