Sanford, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Accident at Longwood Markham Rd IntersectionOrlando Legal News
Sanford, FL (November 18, 2020) – Around 6:35 a.m. on Monday morning, November 16, a fatal pedestrian accident occurred at an intersection in Sanford.
The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that the collision took place at the intersection of Longwood Markham Road and Via Bonita Street when an SUV struck a pedestrian. The driver of the SUV claimed that they did not see the pedestrian in the marked crosswalk until it was too late.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. The 86-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Longwood Markham Road was blocked in both directions for several hours.
No further details have been released but police continue their investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads that are capable of causing some of the most severe harm. Pedestrians have no protection from harm against vehicles, which means that they are capable of sustaining serious injuries and even losing their lives in the event of an accident. In one recent year, it was determined that approximately 20% of fatal accidents in Florida involved pedestrians. If you have lost someone you love in one of these accidents, you should have an accident attorney on your side.
Pedestrians are considered to have the right-of-way on our roads, which means that drivers are always supposed to be on the lookout for these parties. Because pedestrians are so vulnerable, they are prone to some of the most devastating harm. Losing somebody that you love due to a Florida pedestrian accident might be one of the most traumatic things that you have ever experienced. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder where you can turn while the bills pile up against you. It is important that you speak with a Florida wrongful death attorney after an accident.
At Vaughan Law Group, our dedicated and compassionate attorneys have assisted many families who have lost loved ones in the state of Florida. Pedestrian accidents commonly lead to immense harm and can sometimes push victims into one of the most challenging positions of their lives. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may wonder where you can turn for compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Florida at (407) 648-1426 to find out how we can assist you.
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Disclaimer: At Vaughan Law Group, our attorneys wish to provide useful information to families who have found themselves in similar situations after an accident. We would also like to honor victims who have received injuries or have lost their lives in Florida accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.