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Woman Killed in Orlando Pedestrian Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on August 17, 2012

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a 56-year-old Wilton Manors woman was recently struck and killed recently while trying to cross Orange Blossom Trail south of Orlando. Troopers say that the victim was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of Orange Blossom Trail near Whisper Lakes Boulevard about 9:45 p.m. when she walked into the path of a Nissan Xterra driven by an 18-year-old Orlando woman. Troopers say the driver of the Nissan had no time to avoid striking the pedestrian, and while their investigation is still ongoing, troopers report that they don’t expect to press charges against the driver. The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she died from her injuries shortly after arrival.

This pedestrian accident is unusual in that the victim walked directly into the path of an automobile, giving the driver little or no time to react. Most pedestrian accidents are the fault of drivers who run red lights, swerve off the roadway, drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or perform other negligent acts behind the wheel, such as talking or texting on their cell phones while driving. Pedestrians have nothing to protect them from the trauma of being struck by vehicles weighing thousands of pounds, and those who survive these accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries such as the following:

  • Amputations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Crushed vertebrae and other back injuries
  • Punctured lungs
  • Compound bone fractures
  • Ruptured internal organs
  • Other devastating injuries that impair victims’ quality of life for the rest of their lives

People who suffer these and other injuries in Florida pedestrian accidents often need weeks or months of medical care and incur medical expenses that quickly climb into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many need ongoing physical rehabilitation to relearn how to walk and regain as much of their independence as possible. Most pedestrian accident victims are unable to work while they recover from their injuries, making it very difficult for them to provide for their families. They often seek the counsel of James O. Cunningham and other Orlando pedestrian accident attorneys to protect their rights and advise them during this profoundly difficult period. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver and you have questions about seeking damages, call Mr. Cunningham today at 800-425-2004. He is an Orlando personal injury lawyer with a proven record of success helping injured people since 1977.

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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