Pedestrian Killed along Colonial Drive in Orange County
Little is currently known about an incident that took place on Saturday, January 12th, and resulted in the death of a pedestrian within Orange County. At the time of this writing, the Florida Highway Patrol has only said that the incident took place close to the intersection Colonial Drive and Lake Downey Drive. It is not known what time of day the incident took place, although this is likely of high importance given the lower visibility that pedestrians encounter while trying to cross streets at night.
We do know that the pedestrian was trying to cross along Colonial Drive, and, furthermore, that the specific area where he was passing is not one the possesses any sort of crosswalk or pedestrian zone of any sort. Furthermore, it is believed that the pedestrian was not crossing at the intersection, a circumstance that would have also led to greater visibility for them on their journey.
At the same time that the individual was crossing the street, a car was traveling down Colonial Drive. The report did not describe the car in any way, and we are also not informed on the identities of either the pedestrian or the driver of the car. It is not known if the driver saw the pedestrian and attempted to avoid them or if the pedestrian was struck before the driver was aware of their presence.
While the speed of the car when it struck the pedestrian is not known, we do know that the force of the collision caused the pedestrian to suffer from severe injuries that later resulted in their death.
The report did not state if the driver of the car remained at the scene after the collision, but given the fact that this was not immediately classified as a hit-and-run it seems more than likely that the driver did in fact remain while the police conducted the initial investigation. At the time of this writing, it is not known if any charges are pending against the driver of the car. It is also not known if the police have ruled out alcohol or other substances as factors that contributed to the accident.
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.