An Orlando woman recently died from injuries sustained after being hit by two vehicles on Interstate 275. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 23 old female was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on the northbound side of the interstate, near mile marker 23. For yet unknown reasons, the female ran west across the interstate, at which point she was hit by a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 53 year old female and a 2009 Toyota Highlander that was driven by a 45 year old female.
Both the victim and the 53 year old driver were transported to Bayfront Health. The 23 year old female died at the hospital. The 53 year old driver was treated for minor injuries.
Although we do not know the reason why the female ran across the interstate, or why the other two drivers were not able to see her and avoid hitting her, based on what we do know it is safe to say that in all likelihood the drivers were not at fault. However, this incident does highlight the severity of pedestrian versus vehicle accidents.
Even when a pedestrian versus vehicle accident doesn’t happen on a high-speed interstate, they often result in serious injuries to the pedestrian. A common example is when a car fails to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Because of the size and force of a moving vehicle, all too often these types of accidents result in serious injuries – if not death. Common pedestrian versus car injuries include:
- Cuts, bruises, lacerations and scrapes
- Brain trauma, concussions, swelling and hemorrhages
- Spinal cord injuries
- Torn or sprained ligaments
- Broken bones
If the pedestrian’s injuries were caused by a negligent driver (such as one who fails to yield to a crosswalk), they have the legal right to seek compensation for their injuries via a lawsuit. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve, it is essential that you seek the advice of an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney. The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. has been representing Orlando pedestrian versus car victims for nearly three decades. To learn how we can help you, contact us today and schedule your free initial 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.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).
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