Orlando, FL (February 11, 2019) - A 24-year-old pedestrian lost his life in Orlando in a crash over the weekend. The accident took place around 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 9th.
According to reports, the pedestrian was attempting to cross Goldenrod Road near Azalea Park. That is when he was struck by a Dodge van driving northbound on Goldenrod, near Lake Underhill Road. The pedestrian was in a crosswalk when he was struck according to troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol. He was pronounced dead from his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle, Paige Lynette, told police that she had a green light at the time of the collision. This accident remains under further investigation and it is not clear if any charges will be filed at this time.
Fatal pedestrian accidents occur approximately twice per day in Florida. When a pedestrian accident occurs, a thorough investigation must be undertaken by authorities in order to determine fault in the crash. In cases where the victim was hit in a crosswalk or other marked area, the pedestrian can likely bring a negligence claim against the driver. In this case, police will have to determine whether the driver violated the pedestrian's right-of-way when he was struck.
A pedestrian accident is a life-changing event in many cases. Your injuries may be serious and debilitating and require lengthy medical treatment. You may have important legal rights following a pedestrian crash. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys are here for you when you need us. For your free consultation, please call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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