Orlando, FL (March 12, 2019) - A 24-year-old woman from Orlando was killed after she attempted cross SR-535 in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 12th.
The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was walking in a crosswalk at the state road around 3:00 a.m. when she was struck by a van. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene and the woman was airlifted by a medical helicopter to a nearby hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. Several items, including a sneaker and a pizza box, were strewn about the scene.
There is no information regarding the driver and whether or not they remained at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation and police are currently attempting to determine whether the woman had the right of way. Anyone with information is asked to call 407-737-2213.
We wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family of the woman killed in this tragic Orlando pedestrian crash. Sadly, fatal pedestrian accidents are reported about twice per day across Florida. When a pedestrian is in a crosswalk, the driver may face legal responsibility for any injuries or death sustained as a result of a vehicle crash. In this case, police will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident in an effort to determine liability.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian accident, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law will have your back every step of the way. For a free consultation, please give us a call 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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