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May 23, 2017

On Monday, an unnamed woman was walking across a South Street in Orlando when she was hit by a car.  The details around this case are not yet fully fleshed out, however there are a few facts that the Orlando Police Department has seen fit to release.  It seems that the accident happened around 1:30 in the morning, just west of the intersection of South Street and Bumby Avenue.  The Orlando Police department said that the victim of the accident, a woman whose name and age have not been released, was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center for attention.  It is not known what her condition was at the time of her admission nor what her current condition is.   

The driver of the car has also not yet been named by the authorities, however it is believed that they did not suffer from any injuries.  While the police investigated the scene of the accident, the western lanes of South Street as well as Bumpy Avenue were cordoned off by the officers.  Both roads were fully open by the time the sun rose and early rush hour traffic began to circulate once again through the city.

While the investigation continues, there are numerous questions that both the police and those affected by the crash will ask.  Was the driver of the vehicle intoxicated?  Were there any dangerous drugs in their system?  Were they distracted by a phone or another passenger?  In a different vein of questioning, the authorities will also search for answers regarding the state of the pedestrian.  Did she have the right of way on the street? Were there any chemical agents working inside of her that might impair her judgement about when to cross a dark road in the middle of the night?  Right now, these questions will only remain points of speculation, unconnected to any facts.  As the investigation continues, however, the false suppositions will start to recede, leaving in their place a string of confirmable events and circumstances that will hopefully dispel any uncertainty and doubt still surrounding the situation.

Regardless of the investigation’s outcome, the situation still offers a difficult recovery period for those involved.

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