Orlando, FL (June 6, 2021) - A 24-year-old man from Orlando was killed in a pedestrian crash on Saturday night. The accident happened around 11:20 p.m. on North Alafaya Trail at the intersection with Ashton Manor Drive.
According to Lt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was crossing the road when he was hit by a 2018 Ford Focus. He was rushed to Advent Health East Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He has not been identified at this time. The Focus driver was not hurt in the accident.
Police have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed. The investigation is ongoing.
Pedestrian accidents in Florida take place multiple times per day. Sadly, there are more than 500 deaths reported in Florida pedestrian crashes each year, or an average of two deaths per day. Pedestrians are certainly among the most vulnerable victims of Florida traffic accidents are more likely to be seriously hurt or killed than others types of crash victims.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim's family following this tragic pedestrian crash in Orlando.
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