Pedestrian Killed by Car While Crossing Osceola County Road
A fatal auto accident which involved a car and a pedestrian within Osceola County has resulted in an ongoing investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. According to the reports that have so far emerged from this investigative body, the accident took place sometime around 6:45 in the evening on Monday, March 31st. Involved in the incident were a 57-year-old man from St. Cloud and a 35-year-old man from Pennsylvania. The 35-year-old is believed to have been behind the wheel of a BMW at the time.
The area where the crash took place is close to the intersection of U.S. 192 and Simpson Road. It was not immediately clear in the wording of the crash report whether or not the accident took place at the intersection itself, something that could be of tremendous importance if the intersection features such things as a crosswalk, pedestrian lights, or any other sort of pedestrian safety feature. If, on the other hand, the accident happened far from any such devices and measures, then the investigators will instead be looking at what caused the pedestrian to try and cross the road at the exact place where they did and whether or not the driver of the BMW had enough time to avoid striking them.
We do know that shortly before the BMW reached the area that the pedestrian was attempting to cross the eastern lanes of U.S. 192. Again, whether or not they were inside of a crosswalk is of the utmost importance and something that the initial reports failed to mention. It is also of value to know whether or not the weather on the day when the accident took place was inclement to the point where it would have reduced visibility for drivers as well as pedestrians.
As the 57-year-old man attempted to cross the eastern lanes, the BMW reached the same area and struck the pedestrian. The driver of the BMW is believed to have remained at the scene following the crash, cooperating with investigators throughout the initial investigation. The pedestrian, although alive when the paramedics and EMTs first reached the scene, was declared dead sometime after being admitted to Osceola Regional Hospital.
The investigation into this incident 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.