Florida Highway Patrol troopers are asking anyone who may have witnessed a deadly recent Orlando pedestrian accident to contact them as soon as possible. The accident occurred on South Orange Avenue near Landstreet Road about 10:03 p.m. one recent Sunday evening. Troopers report that a 36-year-old Orlando woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to cross Landstreet Road. They say the victim was walking west on South Orange Avenue and was trying to cross Landstreet when a southbound vehicle made a right turn and struck her. She was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead from her injuries. Troopers say that they do not yet have a description of the vehicle or the driver, who fled the scene immediately after striking the victim. They are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or knows anything about the vehicle or driver involved in the accident to notify them or their local police department.
Central Florida residents know all too well that the Orlando metropolitan area is the most dangerous place in the country for pedestrian accidents. For the last several years, pedestrian accident data have indicated that pedestrians are more likely to be struck and injured or killed by motorized vehicles here than any other place in the United States. In recent years, state and local safety officials working with law enforcement agencies have launched several public awareness campaigns in order to reduce pedestrian accidents. Orlando pedestrian accident lawyer James O. Cunningham would like to pass along some safety tips to help prevent more Floridians from becoming pedestrian accident statistics. He asks everyone to:
- Cross streets only in marked crosswalks and intersections
- Wear brightly colored clothing at all times when walking along or near roadways
- Always use sidewalks when available. If no sidewalks are available, walk facing traffic and as far off the roadway as possible
- Walk defensively at all times; do not assume that drivers can see you
- Obey the Do Not Walk signals even when it appears to be safe to cross the street
- Never cross in the middle of a street or between cars stopped at a traffic light
- When walking with children, make sure that you are between them and the road
It is everyone’s responsibility to make Florida roadways safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and other types of non-motorized traffic. If you or a member of your immediate family has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, call 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) today and schedule a free consultation with Mr. Cunningham. Few Orlando personal injury attorneys have more experience than Mr. Cunningham or a better record of success helping injured people receive the fair and just compensation they deserve. Call him today and get his skills, resources and experience on your side!
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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