Pedestrian Dies after Being Struck by Two Cars in Orange County
Around a week ago, on Friday, August 24, a person was walking along or in a street in Orange County when she was struck and killed by two passing cars. Details from the incident were released in reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, and it was indicated that the person on foot was indeed attempting to cross the street at the time when they were struck by the car.
It was close to 4:30 in the morning while the person — who was not named or otherwise identified in the initial report from the Florida Highway Patrol — was walking along McCoy Road, near to the place where this street intersects with Gondola Road in the town of Pine Castle. For reasons that are not currently known, this person decided to leave the side of the road and walk across the asphalt to the other side. The report did not indicate whether or not the area where the woman was walking featured a sidewalk, although it did state that the specific area where the pedestrian decided to cross did not feature any sort of pedestrian crossing zone.
As the woman walked over the roadway, a 2008 Kia SUV that was travelling down the western lanes approached the area. The driver of this car either failed to see the pedestrian or was unable to avoid them after they were seen and the vehicle subsequently struck the person on foot. The force of this collision threw the pedestrian into the eastern lanes of McCoy Road, and there they were struck by a second car.
The driver of the first vehicle immediately stopped their car after striking the pedestrian and remained on the scene while police conducted their initial investigation. The driver of the second car, on the other hand, did not remain at the scene and instead drove away towards locations unknown.
The person driving the Kia contacted the police and soon there were numerous emergency response crews at the area to assist in the investigation. Paramedics also arrived, but they were ultimately unable to save the pedestrian and this person was declared dead at the scene.
No charges have yet been filed and an investigation remains ongoing.
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.