Orlando Hit-and-Run Kills Pedestrian, Leaves OPD Searching for Answers
A collision that happened early on the morning of Tuesday, February 12th, resulted in the death of one Orlando man and has left the Orlando Police Department working on yet another hit-and-run case. Reports from the police state that the incident happened around 2:30 in the morning, close to the intersection of John Young Parkway and Arlington Street. Most of the situation leading up to the crash remains unknown, but it does seem clear that officers were called to the scene of the incident only to find that the pedestrian victim had sustained fatal injuries and that the driver responsible for these injuries had fled the scene.
It is not known who called the police to the scene of the incident, although it seems likely that it was not the person driving the car that struck the pedestrian. Because of this, we do not know if the caller was a witness to the incident or if they stumbled across the fatally injured pedestrian sometime after the incident that cost them their life. Regardless, this person contacted the Orlando Police Department and soon there were numerous officers as well as paramedics and EMTs at the area.
An investigation into the accident is currently underway, and the Orlando Police Department is asking for anyone with any information on the incident to contact them via their Crimeline (800-423-TIPS).
We recently reported on how both the Florida Highway Patrol and the Orlando Police Department were working to try and raise awareness for the obscene number of hit-and-run crashes that occur throughout central Florida, and this hit-and-run crash is just the latest incident in what is quickly becoming an epidemic throughout central Florida. Hit-and-run crashes, even when they aren’t fatal, result in debilitating injuries and medical bills. The combined disregard for our well-being shown by the profit-driven healthcare system and the drivers behind hit-and-run accidents leads in the blink of an eye to a scenario that drastically changes the course of an individual’s life. Recovering from a hit-and-run is in the best of cases an uphill battle. At its worst, it can be a nearly infinite pool of grief and confusion.
It is our sincere wish that the families of those affected by such incidents manage to find some peace during this time.
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.