Ocoee, FL (November 4, 2018) - Police responded to a pedestrian incident on Silver Star Road near North Cumberland Avenue on Friday, November 3rd. The incident occurred around 10:50 pm.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that a car had struck two pedestrians walking in or near the roadway. The pedestrians, who have not been identified, were later pronounced dead from their injuries. Investigating officers have not identified the driver of the vehicle nor have they disclosed how the crash took place. It is also unclear whether the driver remained on scene following the crash.
An investigation into this accident remains ongoing.
Each year, over 10,000 pedestrians are hurt in traffic-related incidents. Unfortunately, many of these incidents will also involve pedestrian fatalities. Pedestrians are an especially vulnerable group of people.
Many pedestrian accidents are caused by driver error such as speeding, impairment, distraction or reckless driving. Further investigation will reveal the cause of this crash as we do not have enough information at this time to say how it occurred.
When you or a loved one have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, it is important to ensure that your legal rights to compensation are protected. Our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law can help you through this process. We seek to obtain maximum compensation for injured victims. For a free case evaluation and consultation, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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