Pedestrian Killed in Orlando Multi-Vehicle Hit-and-Run Accident
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – According to an online news article published by www.orlandosentinel.com, a 38-year-old man sustained fatal injuries when he was struck by multiple vehicles while attempting to cross an Orlando street.*
The Florida Highway Patrol has reported that on May 6, 2019, at around 12:20 a.m., a 38-year-old man was crossing Old Winter Garden Road near the intersection of Dorcher Road when he was struck by multiple vehicles and killed.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the first vehicle to strike the 38-year-old victim fled the scene of the accident. The impact of this initial accident caused the victim to be thrown into the adjacent lanes where he was struck by two additional vehicles. The drivers of both of these additional vehicles remained at the scene of the accident.
Currently, criminal charges are pending against the hit-and-run driver, but authorities are still asking for the public to come forward with any additional information about the accident. Whether drunk driving, inattentive driving, or any other factors played a role in this accident is unclear.
Florida Continues to Face Deadly Pedestrian Accidents
The state of Florida sees far too many pedestrian accidents day after day. The lucky ones involved in pedestrian accidents sustain debilitating injuries, with a significant portion of pedestrian accident victims suffer fatal injuries. Determining fault after a pedestrian accident can be tricky, but many Floridians say that intersections are too dangerous for pedestrians to cross, regardless of the availability of crosswalks.
Both drivers and pedestrians are responsible for taking measures to avoid accidents, but sometimes pedestrian accidents are unavoidable. If a driver is under the influence, texting while driving or otherwise commits a traffic violation, it may be difficult for a pedestrian to get out of the way. Just as drivers need to avoid texting while driving (which is on the rise across the United States), drivers need to be extra cautious, regardless of the time of day, when crossing intersections. Otherwise, the epidemic of deadly pedestrian accidents in Florida may continue to expand throughout the state.
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