Mark Twain Boulevard Accident
During the morning hours of this past Tuesday, residents along Lake Underhill Road in Orlando were pleased to see workers operating cherry pickers high up in the trees, trimming off the dead branches and ensuring that no power lines were coming in contact with the woody growth spanning the road. Cherry pickers, for those who do not know, are unique vehicles, equipped with four larger wheels. They have limited movement capabilities and are self powered. The key feature of the machine is that it can, through a clever lattice of hydraulics, raise a platform equipped with all the controls upwards of 30 feet straight up in the air. Workers on these platforms can then perform maintenance on things like trees crossing over busy roads.
A senior at Timber Creek High School was recovering recently after being struck by a car as she walked to a school bus stop. The 17-year-old Orlando girl had just missed her bus and was walking across Mark Twain Boulevard around 6:30 a.m. to catch it at the next stop when she was struck by a white Honda S2000. She was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children for treatment after the pedestrian accident, but her condition was not known at the time the Orlando Sentinel article was published. A Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson said that the girl’s injuries did not appear to be serious.