Orange County, FL (November 9, 2018) - A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a semi truck in Orange County on Thursday, November 8th. The accident took place around 7:20 pm on Wetherbee Road near the intersection with Orange Blossom Trail.
Officials say that the semi-truck was traveling westbound on Wetherbee Road. A pedestrian was in the crosswalk on Orange Blossom Trail when they were struck by the semi. At the time of the crash, the semi had a green light in its direction of travel. The semi truck continued to travel after striking the pedestrian before being flagged down and returned to the scene. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the crash site. The driver said he was unaware that he had struck the pedestrian.
Florida Highway Patrol says charges are pending against the truck driver at this time. The crash is still under investigation.
Approximately two people will be killed each day in Florida pedestrian accidents. In a pedestrian accident, police will closely examine all factors to determine liability. In this crash, it appears as though tragedy could have been avoided. Drivers should always be vigilant when approaching crosswalks and other marked pedestrian areas, even if they have a green light in their direction of travel. Our thoughts go out to the family of the deceased pedestrian.
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian crash, the Florida wrongful death attorneys at Rubenstein Law may be able to assist. We offer free consultations. For a case evaluation, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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