Boston.com reports that a well-respected and prominent cardiologist from the Boston area was struck and killed recently while jogging in an Orlando pedestrian accident. The 63-year-old was the director of Advanced Heart Disease at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and was in the area to attend the Orlando for the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2009 Conference.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after being struck by a 2007 Saturn sedan around 6 a.m. while he was crossing the intersection of Sand Lake Road, or State Road 482, and Universal Boulevard in Orlando. The article said that the investigation was ongoing, but a police official said that he did not believe that any charges would be filed against the Saturn’s driver, a 50-year-old Haines City man. The investigating police officer said that the intersection is a busy area often used by tourists in the area and does not have any crosswalks.
“We are heartbroken today by the loss of a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and physician,” said a statement released today by the victim’s family. “He dedicated his life to his family and patients. His rewards from a life of caring were tremendous and his loss unfathomable.”
Orlando is the most dangerous place for pedestrians in the country, followed by Tampa and Miami. The Orlando metropolitan area has the highest rate of pedestrian accidents in the United States and the rate has been steadily rising for several years. People who are struck by cars often suffer very serious injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Compound fractures
- Back Injuries
- Ruptured organs
- And many other types of injuries requiring expensive medical care
Orlando pedestrian accident attorney James O. Cunningham has represented pedestrian accident victims and their families for well over three decades. He helps them receive the compensation they deserve to offset expensive hospital stays, prescription medication, rehabilitation regimens, lost wages and other accident-related costs. He offers free initial consultations and explains complex laws in plain, easy-to-understand language so that his clients and their families can make informed decision about which course of actions will be best for them. If you or someone you care for has been injured or killed in a Central Florida pedestrian accident, call Orlando pedestrian accident lawyer James O. Cunningham today.
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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