In 2013, there were more than 420,000 criminal traffic citations on the state of Florida’s roads, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Incidents that fall under this category of infringement typically include driving under the influence, reckless or negligent driving, fleeing, or racing on a highway. Non-criminal moving citations in the state, for the same period, total more than 2.2 million. These typically include minor speeding, traffic light violations and stop sign violations.
It is obvious, therefore, that there are a significant number of incidents on the state’s roads each day, and as recent stories in the news highlight, these figures are particularly concerning for pedestrians.
If you have been injured in an accident, even if you were not in a vehicle at the time, you may be entitled to compensation. Depending on the circumstances specific to your accident, a Miami personal-injury lawyer at Wolfson & Leon, LLP we may be able to assist you in this process. There is no reason why you should struggle with your injuries on your own. Call us today at 305-285-1115 for a free consultation with an experienced personal-injury lawyer.
Deputy Kills Pedestrian in Car Accident
The Orlando Sentinel reports that a deputy’s vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian on West Oak Ridge Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol Troopers, Susan Roman, a 34-year-old mother of two, was walking along the road in the early hours of the morning when the incident took place. She was not walking inside a crosswalk at the time.
The woman’s husband claims that his wife would often walk at that time of the morning for exercise. The woman was struck head-on by the trooper’s patrol vehicle, and her body was thrown into a nearby pickup. She was transported to the Orlando Medical Center, where she later died from her injuries.
Teenage Pedestrian Killed in Accident
WCTV reports that one of the teenage pedestrians who were struck by a vehicle late on Saturday night has died. According to the article, a homicide investigator from the Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed that the 17-year-old passed away due to injuries sustained in the accident. Another teenager, who was also hit by the same vehicle, has been released from the hospital after recovering from minor injuries.
The two teenagers were struck while walking along the side of the road late at night. Investigators say that the 31-year-old driver of the vehicle was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident.
If you have been injured in an accident, or if you have lost a loved one due to a pedestrian or vehicle accident, we may be able to help you recover damages to pay for expenses related to the incident. Call us today at 305-285-1115 for a no-obligation consultation with an experienced Miami personal-injury attorney from the offices of Wolfson & Leon, LLP.