Apopka, FL (December 2, 2019) - A boy was hospitalized after being struck by a car in Orange County on Sunday, December 1st. The crash happened on East Semoran Boulevard near the intersection with Thompson Road.
According to reports, the boy and his grandmother were attempting to cross the street when they were struck by a Ford Focus. The Focus was making a turn onto Thompson Road when the crash occurred. The two were not in a crosswalk when they were struck. The boy was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries. He has not been identified at this time. The driver of the Focus remained on the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating the crash. No further details have been released at this time.
Pedestrian accidents take place every day in our state. Many of these crashes will involve serious injury to the pedestrian. Approximately three-quarters of all Florida pedestrian accidents will result in hospitalization for some type of injuries. In many cases, a negligent driver is responsible for causing a pedestrian accident and will be held responsible for their actions.
We hope that the child injured in this crash makes a complete recovery.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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