Florida Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Late on Tuesday afternoon, several children in the unincorporated Orange County town of Wedgefield were playing close to a home at 2811 Abney Avenue. It is not known whether or not the children were under any parental or adult supervision, but it appears that at some point, close to 4:30, one of them, a 5-year-old girl, left the sidewalk and ran out in front of a passing car. The driver of the car was either unable to stop in time or did not see the child and subsequently hit the girl with her car.
On the evening of Thursday, November 19, 2015, an unusual two-vehicle accident occurred in Yulee which caused a pedestrian construction worker to be hit and pinned under one of the vehicles. The worker, who was on the job with others at a construction site just east of U.S. 17 at the time of the crash, was essentially run over by a pickup truck after its driver says he was rear-ended by a semi-truck.
An article published recently in The New York Times regarding the Orlando metropolitan area’s ignominious ranking as the most dangerous place in the country for pedestrians comes as no surprise to Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham. It comes as no surprise to the millions of others who live in the Orlando area either. Transportation for America, a non-profit safety advocacy organization, conducted a recent survey that led to the article. They found that Orlando-Kissimmee ranked first out of 52 metro areas in the country for pedestrians killed by motor vehicles, with more than 550 people killed in pedestrian accidents from 2000 to 2009. The survey found that the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area ranked second, followed by Jacksonville and Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, respectively.