The investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol into a deadly hit-and-run accident that happened on the border of Orange and Lake counties this past Friday, May 17th, has taken a possible step forward after members of the Florida Highway Patrol located and towed a car featuring damage that matches that which would occur if a vehicle had collided with a pedestrian, which is exactly what happened on Friday on Old Highway 441.
A spokesperson for Orange City recently issued a statement regarding the death of a pedestrian within Orange City that happened after they were struck by a car on Saturday, October 20th. According to this official statement, the victim was a 49-year-old woman from Orange City who was walking along either U.S. Highway 17/92 or New York Avenue at close to 9:00 at night when they reached the intersection of these two roadways and decided to try and cross the street.
The Florida Highway Patrol recently responded to a pedestrian accident that happened along State Road 436 in Orange County on Wednesday, August 8th, that resulted in the severe injury of two individuals who were on foot. It seems that these people, a 21-year-old and a 28-year-old, were both from the state of New Jersey and that they were walking along State Road 436 when they decided to cross the street.
An Orlando teen was killed over the weekend in a hit and run crash. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the 17 year old was walking east on the paved shoulder of Orange Blossom Trail, near Hope Street, in Osceola County when he was hit and killed by an eastbound vehicle. Read the rest »
As summer approaches, more and more people will take advantage of the warmer weather, and will walk instead of drive. There will also be more people out enjoying outdoor events in Florida. From the Farmers’ Market to music festivals, there are plenty of reasons to spend time outdoors.
Orlando police officers and Orange County deputies have begun issuing tickets to drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Law enforcement agencies in our area recently rolled out Operation Best Foot Forward as part of a concerted effort to cut down on the number of people killed and injured in pedestrian accidents in Orange County and the City of Orlando. Undercover officers have begun strolling across crosswalks at intersections throughout Orange County and sending offenders to uniformed officers nearby to receive tickets.
Due to the significant number of pedestrian accident deaths and injuries in Florida each year, a new group called Best Foot Forward has been formed to help make our state’s roads safer for pedestrians. The group includes civic leaders, law enforcement, Winter Park Health Foundation and MetroPlan Orlando. The initiative was announced earlier this week, and their goal is to reduce pedestrian deaths and injuries by ten percent each year for the next five years. There is an extreme need for a group such as this one due to the fact that the Orlando metro area is consistently ranked one of the most dangerous areas in the country for pedestrians. On average, two pedestrians are injured every day, and one pedestrian dies each week after being hit by a car.
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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