A pedestrian was crossing Forest City Road, close to where it intersects Maitland Boulevard, on Friday Morning when she was struck by a car. The incident, which occurred near to Maitland, happened for reasons that are not entirely clear. The report made by the Florida Highway Patrol indicates that the driver of the vehicle was a pregnant woman and that after the accident she was transported to a nearby hospital merely as a means to ensure that the trauma of the incident would not cause anything harmful to happen to her or the pregnancy.
The State Troopers were able to identify the crash victim as the 43-year-old Amy Seeley. She was rushed to a hospital where she was ultimately pronounced dead. No information regarding her has been released. It is not clear whether or not the lack of information released is due to the authorities uncertainty regarding the surrounding facts or if they are waiting until next-of-kin are contacted before issuing further statements to the general public. At this point, all that is known is that the hit in run was fatal and that the driver of the car was pregnant.
Accidents involving pedestrians happen every week in Florida. Due to the physical trauma these sorts of incidents cause on the human body, it is very common for accidents involving pedestrians to result in a pedestrian fatality. Even when the struck individual does not die, the damage caused by collision between a soft tower of flesh and bones and a speeding chunk of metal is life-changing. Many people who survive these sorts of accidents are unable to immediately return to work or, depending on their profession, are unable to continue working at all. In these cases, the sudden loss of income is made even more challenging by the sudden incursion of staggering medical bills.
When it comes to interactions between cars and pedestrians, it is very often the responsibility of the person in the car to ensure that everyone comes out alive. When a person climbs behind the wheel of a car, they are taking on a great responsibility, and many people do not seem to realize the gravity of this.
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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