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Ocoee Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Orange Blossom Trail

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on February 3, 2014

Orlando pedestrian accident attorneys were saddened to learn of our area’s most recent fatal pedestrian accident on Orange Blossom Trail. Florida Highway Patrol accident investigators say that the victim, a 42-year-old Ocoee man, was attempting to cross OBT north of Holden Avenue when he was struck and killed by a Honda driven by a 51-year-old Orlando man. Troopers report that the accident occurred around 9:40 in the morning and the victim was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

We would like to remind readers that all citizens in central Florida can make area roadways safer for non-motorized traffic by following a few guidelines. Some of the easiest to implement include:

  • Ignore your digital devices when driving. No phone call, text, Facebook update, or other means of communication is more important than the safe operation of your vehicle. If you must take a call or answer a text while you’re driving, pull over into a parking lot or other safe location and then return the call or text.
  • Never operate your vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, including prescription medication that can cause drowsiness or otherwise impair your driving. Drunk and drugged driving has been a persistent problem in Florida for many years but recently, there has been an uptick in accidents caused by drivers who have taken prescription drugs.
  • Slow down, especially near intersections, schools and other areas where pedestrian and bicycle traffic is likely. It only takes a moment to make a decision that you’ll regret for the rest of your life. When a light turns yellow, slow down instead of increasing your speed. A red light may delay you for a moment or two, but a minor inconvenience is a very small price to pay to reduce accidents at intersections.

If a careless driver injures you or a member of your family, and you would like to speak with an Orlando wrongful death lawyer, call Mr. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587). He has been helping injured people since 1977 and offers free initial consultations to prospective clients, where he answers questions, explains the laws that apply to their situation and outlines their legal options so they can make informed decisions about what course of action will be best for them.

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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