Close to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday night, a 67-year-old man was crossing County Road 419 and Eighth Street, near Chuluota in Seminole County, when he was struck and killed by a car driving south along County Road 419. Sgt. Kim Montes, the spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, has issued a statement saying that the car, a 2007 Toyota, was being driven by a 44-year-old woman who was left uninjured after the accident.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man crossed directly in front of the Toyota, unaware that the car was headed directly toward him. Sgt. Montes says that the man was struck and killed at the scene.
As the Florida Highway Patrol continued to investigate the incident, the road was shut down for a period of time. As of this moment, the crash remains under investigation, and more details will be revealed to the public as they become known to the authorities. Until such time as the Florida Highway Patrol sees fit, the name of the deceased as well as the name of the driver will not be released. It is also unknown if the pedestrian has any family that has been notified, or if he has been identified at all.
One of the most important aspects of this particular case revolves around who is ultimately responsible for the death of the pedestrian. Obviously, a moving vehicle holds far more power behind it than a person, and this means that drivers have a fundamentally greater responsibility to maintain awareness during their operation, especially when they are driving through areas where pedestrians may be likely. However, there are certain circumstances under which the pedestrian himself might be at fault. For instance, if there is evidence of misused chemicals in his blood. Again, because the Florida Highway Patrol has yet to divulge any more information, all of this is only speculation, and the ultimate causes and culpability in this particular case are unknown.
Accidents that involve the death or serious injury of an individual are difficult to process for everyone involved, and they need to be treated gingerly and with great care. If you or someone you love have been involved in a life-altering accident, it is important to seek the proper legal representation as soon as possible to ensure that receive the compensation necessary to maintain the care you need. For a free initial consultation, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).
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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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