Orange County, FL (May 27, 2019) - A hit-and-run on Orange Blossom Trail left a pedestrian dead on Monday, May 27th. The incident took place just after 1:00 a.m.
According to law enforcement reports, the pedestrian was crossing Orange Blossom Trail from east to west, near 40th Street, when she was hit by a black Chevy SUV. The SUV was traveling southbound in the outside lanes of the roadway when it struck the pedestrian. The victim, identified only as a 62-year-old woman, died from her injuries. The driver fled the scene following the collision.
Police are still looking for the hit-and-run driver. It is believed that the car has a Florida Gator decal at the top left corner and the rear of the vehicle. There may also be damage to the front of the car. Anyone with information should call the Florida Highway Patrol at 407-737-2213. The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts go out to the friends, family and loved ones of the woman killed in this crash on Orange Blossom Trail. Fatal pedestrian crashes are reported approximately twice daily in Florida. Many fatal accidents occur late at night, along poorly-lit roadways. Distracted drivers may not see a pedestrian walking along the road at night. Other factors, including impairment and reckless driving, can also play a role in serious and fatal pedestrian accidents.
The Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here for you in the aftermath of a serious crash. We know that you are seeking help to relieve the burdens that have been placed on you at this time. We help victims and their families receive the compensation they need to assist them along the recovery process.
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