Seminole County, FL (January 8, 2019) - A 70-year-old man was killed by a vehicle as he attempted to cross the street in Seminole County on Monday, January 7th.
James Apicella attempted to cross International Parkway near the intersection with H.E. Thomas Parkway about 6:20 pm. While crossing, Apicella was struck by a 2011 BMW. The driver of the BMW was identified as 53-year-old Steven Adkins. Apicella was rushed to Central Florida Regional Hospital with critical injuries. He was later pronounced dead.
According to a report, Apicella was not in a crosswalk nor was he in the intersection when he was struck. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing.
On any given day, there will be approximately two fatal pedestrian crashes in Florida. Investigating officers will initially decide how the crash occurred and also whether the accident could have been prevented. Pedestrian crashes take place for a variety of reasons, including:
- Speeding or other violation of traffic laws
- Pedestrian error
At this time, there is not enough information available to determine how this crash occurred. Our thoughts go out to the family of James Apicella in this fatal Seminole County crash.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys at Rubenstein Law will stand in your corner. For your free consultation, please contact us anytime at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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