Two Cars Strike and Kill Pedestrian in Clermont
Police with the Clermont Police Department were among the first responders to reach the area of a crash between several vehicles and a pedestrian within the city of Clermont on the night of Sunday, January 5th. According to the reports issued from this organization, the incident took place sometime around 11:45 at night, close to the intersection of State Road 50 and Sandhill View Boulevard. It is not clear if the accident took place at the intersection of these two roads or if it happened elsewhere. This information is important as it can help to indicate whether or not the pedestrian was using a crosswalk – or if a crosswalk was even available – at the time of the incident.
At the above-mentioned time, an individual who was not named in the initial reports but was identified in subsequent statements was pushing an empty wheelchair along the roadway. It is not clear if the pedestrian was attempting to cross the road or if they were simply walking along the shoulder.
At a certain point, believed to be while the pedestrian was still within the roadway, a four-door Honda approached the area. The driver of the Honda either didn’t see the pedestrian or else the pedestrian suddenly changed course while walking. Regardless, the Honda struck the pedestrian while still traveling at an advanced rate of speed. It was shortly after the Honda hit the pedestrian that another vehicle, a Subaru SUV, approached the crash site and, apparently unaware that an individual had just been struck by a car, failed to notice the stopped Honda or the downed pedestrian. The Subaru subsequently struck the pedestrian, inflicting additional severe injuries on the already badly wounded man.
When Clermont Police Officers, paramedics, and EMTs reached the scene it is believed that there was nothing that they were able to do for the critically injured pedestrian. While the initial reports did not indicate whether or not the pedestrian was alive at the time of the crash, it was revealed that they were ultimately declared dead as a result of the injuries they sustained in the incident.
It is not known if police believe alcohol or other sorts of impairment were factors that resulted in the crash.
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.