The Orlando Sentinel reports that an unmarked Orange County Sheriff’s unmarked van struck and killed a 44-year-old woman recently. The pedestrian accident occurred around 11 p.m. as the woman crossed North Orange Blossom Trail near Sadler Road, a bit north of Zellwood and south of Mount Dora. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 30-year-old sheriff’s deputy was reportedly driving northbound in an unmarked Orange County Sheriff’s Office van on North Orange Blossom Trail when he struck the woman with the van.
FHP officials say that deputy involved in the accident is assigned to the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, a group of law enforcement officials from several different agencies. The FHP accident report said that the deputy was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and investigating officers say that alcohol was not a contributing factor in the pedestrian accident. FHP officers say the woman died at the scene of the accident and were investigating whether or not the victim had been drinking before the accident.
This pedestrian accident was the second to involve an unmarked Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy car that day. Earlier that day, a kindergartener was critically injured when she darted out in front of an unmarked car on John Young Parkway at Orange Center Boulevard. The girl was listed in stable but critical condition when the article was published.
The State of Florida, especially cities in Central Florida, leads the nation in people struck and injured or killed in pedestrian accidents. Since 1977, Orlando pedestrian accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been helping pedestrian accident victims and the families recover from these terrible accidents. A person walking along the road or crossing at an intersection has no defenses against a moving vehicle weighing thousands of pounds. As a result, many pedestrian accident survivors face a long, painful and terribly expensive road to recovery. The families of people killed in Florida pedestrian accidents must contend with the loss of a loved one, burial expenses and medical bills.
If you or someone you care for has been hurt or killed in a Central Florida pedestrian accident, Orlando pedestrian accident attorney James O. Cunningham may be able to help. He offers free consultations and offers his services on a contingency-fee basis, which means that clients are not charged any fees unless he makes a recovery for them. Schedule a free consultation with Orlando pedestrian accident lawyer James O. Cunningham today.
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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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