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Car Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Orange County

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on July 30, 2018

Friday morning, on Lake Underhill Road, a pedestrian is walking along the side of the street when they decide to cross the roadway. This is not an unusual occurrence along the Orange County Roads, and it often is the case that pedestrians are making their way near to or alongside busy roads and then decide to cross them. In most places, sidewalks and designated crossing areas exist in order to make the situation safer for those looking to navigate their way from one side of the road to the other; however, in some places these safety measures do not exist.

It is not clear if the area where the pedestrian at the beginning of our piece was walking featured a sidewalk or a crosswalk, and we do not even know if they were trying to cross the road at an intersection (often where designated pedestrian crossings exist and where it is certainly the safest for those on foot to navigate over the asphalt).

We know only that it was close to 10:00 in the morning when a 78-year-old woman who was not named in the initial reports decided to leave the side of the road and try and cross the street. At the same time as she was doing this, a four-door Volvo being driven by a 68-year-old was headed down the road towards the 78-year-old’s location.

The official report did not indicate if the incident was observed by witnesses or if it happened without anyone seeing it, but we do know that the driver of the car was unable to stop their vehicle in time and subsequently struck the 78-year-old pedestrian.

Emergency response crews rushed to the scene to offer medical aid to the woman, but the extent of her damages—common in incidents involving cars and pedestrians—was too great, and she was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the car remained at the scene of the crash throughout the early investigation and is believed to be fully cooperating with the local Orange County authorities. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol also indicated that early evidence suggests that the incident was not alcohol related.

It is not known if any charges will be filed in relation to this pedestrian death.

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