Category Archives: Pedestrian Injuries

Hit and Run Accident Reported in Altamonte Springs Florida

A tragic hit and run accident was reported in Altamonte Springs Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of this Central Florida automobile / pedestrian accident. It was reported that a 23 year old person suffered fatal personal injuries and 16 year old suffered personal injuries as a result of the automobile accident. There was an eyewitness who saw a vehicle flee the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol and local law enforcement will investigate this incident to determine the vehicle and driver involved. See Hit and Run Automobile / Pedestrian Accident Reported in Altamonte Springs, Florida. It is … Continue reading

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Good Samaritan (James Darnell Collier) Dies at Crash Scene in Volusia County Florida

In Volusia County, a tragic accident was reported involving a Good Samaritan – James Darnell Collier. New 4 Jax Reported that Mr. Collier, a 37 year old truck driver from Jacksonville, Florida, was killed while helping out with a crash scene on Interstate 4 in Volusia County, Florida. He had previously parked his semi truck off the side of the road and then proceeded to help out at the accident scene. While Mr. Collier was wearing bright reflective gear, he was still hit by another vehicle. Since a death resulted from this accident, local law enforcement and / or the … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Death (Hit by Semi Truck) Reported in Baker County, Florida

In Baker County, Florida, an unfortunate and tragic pedestrian accident / automobile accident was reported. A Jacksonville, Florida man (Ronald Ray Carroll) walked onto Highway U.S. 90 in Baker County when he was hit by a semi truck. He was hit by a 1999 Freightliner Semi Truck. Since a death resulted from this accident, local law enforcement and / or the Florida Highway Patrol will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the accident, relative fault of the pedestrian (if any), relative fault of the driver (if any), and the preventability of the accident. It is unfortunate the a … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Death Reported in Sanford, Florida

A 50 year old women was struck by a pick up truck and killed while crossing the street in Sanford, Florida. The pedestrian was attempting to cross US 17 in Sanford when she was struck by the truck that was heading Northbound. According to the police, the 50 year old, was not in the crosswalk when she was struck by the pick up truck. When driving a car always be aware of pedestrians. When driving a car you should yield the right of way to the pedestrians. Pedestrians should cross in the properly marked crosswalks. According to some reports, four … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching an Intersection In Which the Traffic Light Is Inoperative?

Pursuant to Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.1235, Florida drivers who are approaching an intersecting where the traffic lights of said intersection are not working (inoperative) shall treat the stop as a stop sign. The method of stopping is governed by section 316.123(2), Florida Statutes. Drivers must stop at a clearly marked stop line, or if there is no stop line before entering the cross walk, or at the point nearest the intersection roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic before entering the intersection. After stopping, the driver shall … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Entering Highway from Private Road, Driveway, Alley, or Building?

Pursuant to Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.125 – Vehicles Entering Highways from Private Road or Driveway or Emerging from Alley, Driveway or Building, Florida drivers have a duty to yield the right-of-way in certain circumstances. 1. Drivers who are about to enter or cross a highway from an alley, building, private road or drive way MUST yield the right-of-way to ALL vehicles approaching on the highway to be entered which are close enough to constitute an immediate hazard. 2. Drivers who are exiting an alley, building, private road or driveway within … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver When an Emergency Vehicle Is En Route to an Existing Emergency?

Florida traffic laws are unclear as to who has the right-of-way on Florida street, highways and other roadways. Florida law only states who has a duty to yield (give up) the right-of-way. As a general rule of Florida traffic law, every driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian or other operate of a motorized vehicle (i.e., moped) must do everything possible to avoid a crash. Florida drivers and pedestrians have a duty to yield the right-of-way to emergency vehicles while said vehicles are en route to an existing emergency. This duty is established under Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching or Entering Intersections?

“Intersection” is defined, by Florida Statutes, as the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles; or the are within which vehicles traveling upon different highway joining at any other angle may come into conflict. See Florida Statute section 316.003(17)(a). Intersections are common places for Florida drivers to be involved in automobile crashes. Therefore Florida drivers should take extra precaution and care when entering or approaching intersections. Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.121 – Vehicles Approaching or Entering Intersections, establishes certain … Continue reading

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Hit and Run Accident in Seminole Florida Ends Life of 36 Year Old Bicyclist (Charles Long)

A man who was recently killed in a hit-and-run accident in Seminole County, Florida, has been identified as 36-year-old Charles Long. Long’s body was lying in a grassy shoulder along Monroe Road for nearly two hours before he was found. He rode his bicycle to work everyday, a 14-mile trip from DeBary to Lake Mary and back. Long was employed as a dishwasher at a pizza restaurant. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Long was traveling north in the outside, southbound lane of Monroe Road in Sanford, Florida, near U.S. Highway 17-92 when he was struck by a pickup truck … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Are the Restrictions on Using Limited Access Roadways?

Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.091 – Limited Access Facilities; Interstate Highways; Use Restricted, establishes limitations, restrictions and other prohibitions to the access and use of certain facilities and interstate highways. 1. No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any limited access roadway. EXCEPTION: Unless such entrances and exists are established by public authority. 2. No person shall operate upon a limited access facility any bicycle, motor-driven cycle, animal-drawn vehicle, or any other vehicle which by its design or condition is incompatible with the safe and expedient movement of traffic. … Continue reading

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