Yesterday afternoon in Orange County, Florida, a 71-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV, according to WESH Orlando. Police investigators believe he may have leaned into the road from the sidewalk to inspect a shiny piece of material in the road. Police say the embedded object resembles a dime, and it may have drawn the pedestrian’s attention. He was struck in the head by the passing SUV.
In situations like these, it becomes clear that drivers and pedestrians can both prevent these types of accidents.
As a driver, you can prevent these kinds of auto accidents by:
- Scanning the road for pedestrians
- Never using your cell phone while you are driving
- Never driving drunk or distracted
As a responsible driver, you must do your part to avoid accidents with pedestrians and other drivers. Many horrific, devastating accidents can be avoided if motorists drive carefully. Negligent, careless actions are one of the main causes of auto and pedestrian accidents.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident or an auto accident in Orlando, Florida, and believe it was caused by someone else’s negligence, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a consultation.