Recently, officers with the Florida Highway Patrol and the Orlando Police Department joined with the loved ones of people who had died as a result of hit-and-run accidents to plead with the drivers behind hit-and-run accidents to stop fleeing from crash sites. This comes as part of a month-long effort by the Florida Highway Patrol and the Orlando Police Department to reduce the number of hit-and-run crashes that happen in Central Florida as well as throughout the rest of the state.
Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham is following developments in a recent pedestrian accident that seriously injured two women walking in downtown Orlando. A spokesperson with the Orlando Police Department reports that the two women were walking near the intersection of Colonial Drive and Edgewater Drive shortly after 4 p.m. on October 25 when they were struck by a car. The women were taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, and Orlando Police have launched a full investigation into the accident.
If you’re one of the few people who still don’t buckle a seat belt when driving or riding in a car, truck or SUV, it’s going to cost you. Florida law enforcement officials at the state, county and locals levels are cracking down on drivers disobeying seat belt laws. The Click It or Ticket campaign, which officially ran from March 1 to 15, but is still vigorously enforced, has resulted in 37,000 traffic tickets written, 6,500 of them for failing to buckle up.
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