A recent feature article published in the Orlando Sentinel provided some insight as to why Central Florida is either the most dangerous place for pedestrians in the country, or the second-most dangerous, depending on how you view the data. The article reinforced what James O. Cunningham and other Orlando personal injury lawyers have been saying for years — that city officials, the law enforcement community and Floridians need to step up efforts to make area roadways safer for non-motorized traffic.
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers have arrested one driver and are looking for another in connection with a recent fatal pedestrian accident in Orlando. Troopers say that the accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. one recent morning near the intersection of South Orange Blossom Trail and 39th Street. They report says that the victim was walking across South Orange Blossom Trail when she was struck for the first time but was not at an intersection or walking in a designated crosswalk at the time of the accident.