Orlando, FL (August 1, 2019) - An 18-year-old from Orlando died after being hit by a vehicle while leaving a local McDonald's restaurant. The teenager, who has not been identified, was struck at the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and La Quinta Drive around 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31st.
Police say that the teen was not in a crosswalk when he was struck by the vehicle. Following the crash, he was rushed to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The driver's identity has not been released, and there is no word on whether any criminal charges are expected to be filed.
Police continue to investigate the crash.
Our thoughts are with the family of the teenager who was killed in this tragic Orlando crash. Each day, Florida sees around two fatal pedestrian accidents on our streets and highways. A pedestrian is at great risk of death or serious bodily injury when walking on heavily traveled roadways. A large percentage of pedestrian accidents take place in areas of poor visibility and at night or in the early morning hours.
At Rubenstein Law, our team of Florida pedestrian accident lawyers will stand up for your legal rights when you or a family member have been involved in a pedestrian accident. We know how important it is that you receive financial compensation during this time, as pedestrian accidents often produce costly medical bills and can cause significant monetary hardship.
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