Sheriff’s Deputy from Orange County, Florida Seriously Injured in Crash
ORANGE COUNTY, FL – According to an online news report at wesh.com, an Orange County sheriff’s deputy sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a vehicle earlier this week.*
The accident occurred in the early morning hours close to the intersection of Conroy-Windemere Road and Apopka-Vineland Road.
Officers from a number of different agencies were dispatched to the scene of the accident. It appears that the deputy was trying to clean up debris in the roadway due to an earlier crash. At this time, he was struck by a driver. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident. The officer’s current condition is unknown at this time. There are no further details on the crash. The accident remains under investigation by local law enforcement.
There are several steps pedestrians can take to stay safe on the nation’s roadways. These are as follows:
- Follow all applicable road rules. Also be sure to obey signals and signs.
- Always walk on a sidewalk, if they are available.
- If no sidewalk exists, walk facing traffic and as far away from vehicles as possible.
- Do not walk while distracted, as this can lead to a serious and sometimes fatal accident. This means that pedestrians should take their eyes off of their cellphone and always be alert.
- Cross the road at crosswalks or intersections where drivers can expect to see you. Always look both ways before crossing a road and be mindful of drivers who are attempting to turn left or right.
- Never make the assumption that a driver can see you. This is why it is critical that you make eye contact with drivers to ensure that they see you.
- Wear bright clothing and reflective material to increase your visibility to other drivers, especially at night.
- Do not drink and/or take drugs and walk. These impair your judgment and ability to react in time to avoid a crash.
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