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Pedestrian Struck and Killed Near Valencia College in Orlando

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on November 17, 2016

Yet another fatal accident between a pedestrian and an automobile happened in Lake Nona on Wednesday night.  According to the detailed report filed by the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident involved two women: a 54-year-old Lisa Rydell and an 18-year-old who’s name was recently given: Janaye Hectors.

Rydell, who was a resident of Orlando, was walking along the side of the Narcoosee Road, near Vickery Place and Valencia College, when she decided to cross over Narcoosee.  At this same time, the 18-year-old Hectors came along Narcoosee Road in a 2016 Mazda CX-7.  She was driving northward on the road, headed to a location that has as of yet not been disclosed.  

According to the report, Lisa Rydell walked directly into the path of the oncoming Mazda, seemingly unaware that the car was bearing down on her.  It is not known whether or not the driver of the Mazda attempted to swerve away or if that was even an option.  The time of the incident was 7:00pm, so it was fully dark at the time of the accident.  Regardless of what evasive maneuvers were attempted, the car struck the wandering Rydell, throwing her across the dark road and knocking her unconscious.

The Florida Highway patrol’s spokesperson, Sgt. Kim Montes, reported that the accident between Hectors and Rydell was immediately reported and responded to.  The first responders collected the motionless, but still breathing, Rydell and rushed her to Florida Hospital East Orlando.  Shortly after she arrived, the doctors on call pronounced her as deceased.  

No formal charges have been delivered in this case, and it is not known which direction the investigators are taking the case.  Sgt. Kim Montes has indicated that the investigation is still underway, which means that the Florida Highway Patrol believes that more information exists surrounding the mysterious circumstances that led to Rydell’s untimely and unfortunate death.  Regardless of what is discovered, lives have been violently changed.  For the driver, she knows that she is capable of taking the life from another person, even though the responsibility might not be her own.  For the family and loved ones of Rydell, there is the knowledge that a massive hole now exists in their life where an individual once stood.  

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