Orlando, FL (September 7, 2021) - Two students were hurt as they crossed a road in Orange County on Tuesday, September 7th. The accident happened just before 7:00 a.m. on Goldenrod Road near the intersection with Valencia College Lane.
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the girls were on their way to school and were crossing the road. Ast hey crossed, they were hit by a 59-year-old woman driving a 2021 Ford Bronco. The two girls were transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital where they were listed in stable condition. There is no further information on the extent of their injuries at this time. The driver of the Bronco was not injured.
The crash is still under investigation. There is no further information available.
More than 500 people are killed and thousands more are injured in Florida pedestrian accidents each year. On average, about two people lose their lives each day due to pedestrian accidents in our state. Many of these accidents are preventable and are caused due to the negligence of motorists. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents in Florida include speeding, failing to yield the right-of-way, and distraction. The cause of this crash will continue to be investigated.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with the victims following this pedestrian crash in Orlando.
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