Florida Highway Patrol troopers
Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that a 14-year-old freshman at Timber Creek High was struck and critically injured in a pedestrian accident recently while walking to school. They say that the girl was trying to cross Waterford Chase Parkway at Oak Chase Drive in Waterford Lakes about 6:45 a.m. when he was struck by a 2007 Kia SUV driven by a 54-year-old Waterford Lakes man. Troopers say that the victim was on her way to her school-bus stop when she was struck. She was rushed to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, where she is being held in serious condition with undisclosed injuries.
The family of a Eustis man who was killed in a 2010 hit-and-run pedestrian accident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident. James O. Cunningham and other Orlando wrongful death attorneys are following developments in this case closely, as this pedestrian accident is one of many that have claimed the lives of Central Florida residents over the last couple of years. The civil lawsuit filed this month against the driver seeks more than $15,000 in damages for the December 2010 accident that killed a man walking his dog.