CBS4 describes a tragic story where a mother of seven was struck and killed in a hit-and-run bicycle accident in Southern Florida. The 42-year-old victim was found lying on SW 222 Street at 1 a.m. in the morning recently. Police officials say that woman had been struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene of the accident. Officials with the Florida Highway patrol said that this Florida bicycle accident was the third in three days in which a person was killed by a hit-and-run driver.
FHP officials said that the FHP is looking for help from the public as no witnesses have yet come forward. “We’re stumped right now on this one,” said officer. “We have found no eyewitnesses and we have no information on the vehicle that took off.”
“We are depending upon the family to tell us what they think she may have been doing at that scene at that time,” he said. “We have no idea how she was struck. We’re trying to put together the pieces of the puzzle. At this point, we’re counting on the public to help us solve this.”
The victim was the mother of six sons and one daughter and had two grandchildren. One anonymous 911 caller said that he was pumping gas at a gas station near the scene of the accident. He said that he saw two cars racing northbound on US1 shortly before the accident occurred. Bicycle accident victims have no protection if they are struck by a vehicle and often suffer very serious injuries that cause their death or have to endure very long and expensive hospital stays.
Medical bills for bicycle accident victims can quickly climb into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and victims and their families are put in a terrible position. Orlando bicycle accident lawyer James O. Cunningham has represented bicycle accident victims and their families since 1977 and has the experience and resources to help them recover the financial compensation they deserve from the liable parties. These funds can help pay for expensive medical care, physical rehabilitation, prescription drugs, lost wages and other costs. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a bicycle accident in Central Florida, Call Orlando bicycle accident attorney James O. Cunningham today to schedule a free consultation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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