Driver Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Kissimmee
Florida Highway Patrol troopers recently charged a Kissimmee woman in connection with a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident that claimed the life of a 65-year-old man. Troopers said that they arrested the 27-year-old driver after receiving a tip about her severely damaged 2003 Kia Spectra. When confronted, she admitted to FHP traffic homicide investigators that she had struck and killed the man. She led troopers to the garage, where they found damage on the vehicle consistent with evidence collected at the accident scene.
"Its right rearview mirror was missing and it also had windshield damages which (were) consistent with a crash involving a pedestrian," the arrest report stated. "She was read her Miranda rights and she admitted to driving (the car) at time of the crash. In addition, she dozed off and drifted off the roadway and struck a pole."
Troopers report that the accident occurred near the corner of Carroll Street and Orange Blossom, around 2.5 miles from the driver’s home. She was booked into Osceola County Jail, where she faces first-degree felony charges of failure to stop and remain at a crash involving death.
Like all people who live in central Florida, Orlando pedestrian accident attorney James O. Cunningham would like to see fewer pedestrian accidents on our roadways. Many victims struck by passenger vehicles are killed or suffer catastrophic injuries that result in medical bills that quickly climb into the hundreds of thousands of dollars or more through no fault of their own
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver and have questions about your rights and legal options, call Mr. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) and schedule a free consultation. Few Orlando personal injury lawyers have more experience or a better record of success helping clients receive damages through court awards or negotiated settlements than Mr. Cunningham and he handles each aspect of his clients’ cases personally. He has law offices conveniently located throughout central Florida and can meet with you at the office nearest you. To learn more about your legal options, call him today!
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.