Orlando Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
According to preliminary collision reports from the Florida Highway Patrol operating within Orlando, this fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Monday, June 29th, 2020 after an elderly woman attempted to cross a notoriously busy intersection and walked directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.
In a major breakthrough for people fighting to increase the safety for pedestrians throughout Central Florida, the Florida House passed a bill on Monday, March 9th, that is the first step towards getting better pedestrian crossing safety features along certain roads. The bill, known as the Sophia Nelson Pedestrian Safety Act, stems directly from a tragic crosswalk accident which took place around Christmas of last year.
Investigators with the Orlando Police Department are looking for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run accident that took place in Orlando, along North Orange Blossom Trail, on the night of Wednesday, January 29th. At the time of this writing, reports from the police have issued all of the currently known details, although because the individual behind the wheel of the car involved fled from the scene, there is only so much information that is actually available.
Officials working within Seminole County have issued a report on a terrible pedestrian accident that took place within the city of Sanford and resulted in the death of an 11-year-old child. The incident that cost the young person their life happened on Saturday, November 23rd, as the child was presumably crossing the roadway. At the time of this writing, it is not known if the incident took place near to the child’s home or if the child was accompanied by any guardian. The reports only stated that the fatal encounter between the young person and the car took place at the intersection between 25th Street and Hartwell Avenue and that it was at some point during the evening of Saturday.
An Orlando crash that took place in the early days of November resulted in the death of an individual in Orlando as well as a continued investigation into the incident by the Florida Highway Patrol. Reports from the scene of the accident stated that it began sometime around 8:00 in the evening of Tuesday, November 12th, as the trajectory of a 2002 Subaru began to near the path taken by a pedestrian who was walking along Colonial Drive.
A series of events that happened within Orange County on Thursday, July 4th, resulted in the death of two pedestrians and the injury of two others. It also resulted in the arrest of one individual on charges of DUI manslaughter and driving with a suspended license as well as a currently ongoing search for another person who is wanted on charges of hit-and-run and manslaughter.
A recent article published on the popular website Business Insider offered some chilling statistics regarding the rate of pedestrian accidents and deaths throughout the United States. This report, citing a slew of data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, states that during 2016 alone almost 6,000 pedestrians throughout were struck and killed by cars and trucks. This number, currently the highest on record, comes after years of continual increases in the number of pedestrians killed by drivers.
Due to the recent spike in numbers of crashes involving pedestrians within Orange County, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office have initiated yet another crackdown on violations of crosswalk laws committed by both pedestrians and drivers.
A hit-and-run accident that happened within the Orange County city of Orlando on Monday, November 19th, resulted in several people being hospitalized as well as units with various Orange County emergency crews tending to the crash site. According to Lt. Kim Montes, the spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, the first reports of the incident began to reach emergency call centers shortly before 3:30 in the morning.
A car crash in Satellite Beach this past Friday, November 2nd, resulted in the death of one individual. According to officers with the Satellite Beach Police Department, the incident took place shortly before 7:30 in the evening. The car involved, which was not described in the initial report, was being driven down State Road A1A by an individual who was not named. At this same time, an 82-year-old resident of Merritt Island was standing at the intersection of State Road A1A and Roosevelt Avenue, planning on crossing the busy intersection to reach the home of a relative.