‘Alarming’ Increase In Pedestrian Fatalities

By |2017-08-16T11:18:50-07:00August 18th, 2017|pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury|

That was the word one observer used to describe an 11 percent increase in pedestrian traffic deaths. That’s the highest single-year increase ever and almost twice the size of the increase in traffic deaths overall. Lower gas prices and a better economy mean that more cars are on the roads, and a significant number of [...]

Pedestrian Deaths Increase Nationwide

By |2016-11-28T07:31:22-08:00November 28th, 2016|pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury|

After years of rather steady decline, pedestrian deaths jumped 9.5 percent last year to their highest level since 1995. The total is even higher in Jacksonville and some other Florida cities, where there are generally fewer walkers. Based on preliminary figures from the first half of 2016, the total may increase by double digits this [...]

Driver Fails To Stop After Serious Pedestrian-Auto Crash

By |2016-10-25T08:03:19-07:00October 28th, 2016|pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury|

Police are searching for a pickup truck driver who allegedly ran over a pedestrian and then almost immediately thereafter fled the scene. According to witnesses, the vehicle paused for only a moment after it fatally struck 74-year-old Janice Joy, of Lakeland, as she walked near the Duff Road/Sheffield Drive intersection. As a result of the [...]

Yet Another Deadly Pedestrian-Auto Crash In The Orlando Area

By |2016-08-09T11:03:49-07:00August 19th, 2016|Auto Accidents, pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury|

Investigators are still scrutinizing a fatal auto-pedestrian crash that occurred in Lake Buena Vista. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred near the intersection of SR 535 and Meadow Creek Drive. A southbound driver struck and killed a pedestrian who was crossing the road outside the sidewalk. Although the driver immediately left the [...]

Parties Dispute Fault After Another Deadly Wreck Near UCF

By |2016-08-02T11:07:40-07:00August 5th, 2016|pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury|

A DeBary man is dead after a pedestrian-auto collision near the University of Central Florida. According to witnesses, 25-year-old Rian Whitmore ran onto eastbound University Boulevard and entered the pathway of 22-year-old Finnessa Randall, of Virginia, who was driving a 2015 Honda Civic. First responders immediately transported Mr. Whitmore to a local hospital, where he [...]