This past Sunday night, a woman jogging in Osceola County was tragically hit and killed in a pedestrian accident involving a motor vehicle, according to the Orlando Sentinel. It was late at night, about 9:45, when the accident occurred.
Apparently the driver has said he was unable to see the woman because she was in dark clothes.
When involved in an accident with a car, pedestrians can suffer tragic injuries, including:
With busy schedules, many people turn to the late evening hours for exercise. If you jog, run or walk along roadways or on sidewalks at night, please consider the following safety measures to avoid catastrophic injuries:
- Wear brightly colored, reflective clothing. Do not wear black, gray or other dark colors.
- Don’t use your headphones. It’s important to remain alert to the sounds of approaching vehicles, which you may be able to hear before you see.
- Wear a headlamp. If you’re on a poorly lit street, a headlamp can illuminate your path and make you more visible to drivers.
By making yourself more visible and alert, you can prevent getting involved in an accident with a motorist.
If you have suffered a serious injury because of someone else’s negligence in an accident, you deserve compensation. Please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Orlando injury attorney.