Kissimmee, FL – Construction Worker Killed in Pedestrian Crash on S Poinciana BlvdOrlando Legal News
Kissimmee, FL (October 23, 2020) – Around 6:55 a.m. on Friday morning, October 23, a construction worker was killed in a pedestrian crash in Kissimmee.
The accident took place at the intersection of South Poinciana Boulevard and Rail Circle in a construction zone. Florida Highway Patrol officials confirmed that a 71-year-old man from Kissimmee was driving south in the area while the 43-year-old Longwood construction worker was trying to stop traffic in the area.
As the man was standing on the roadway and directing traffic, the vehicles in the left lane stopped but the traffic in the right lane did not. The driver immediately collided with the worker.
The construction worker was rushed to Osceola Regional Hospital with traumatic injuries but later passed away.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the man remained at the scene of the accident. He was not injured.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Construction zones pose many dangers but these areas are especially dangerous to pedestrian workers. Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads who are prone to some of the most catastrophic injuries. Recent statistics have shown that approximately 20% of fatal accidents in the state of Florida involve pedestrians. Each year, hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives as a result of these accidents. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you may wonder what options you have for recovery in your dire time of need.
Drivers are always expected to pay close attention to what is happening around them to prevent pedestrian accidents on Florida roads. This also applies to construction zones, where not only are these accidents prevalent but often lead to fatalities in the blink of an eye. Losing a loved one can be a challenging aspect of your life that leaves you with questions. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder what types of compensation you can obtain that will help you during these difficult times. It is essential that you speak with a Florida pedestrian accident attorney about your wrongful death claim as soon as possible.
At Vaughan Law Group, our accident attorneys understand how complex pedestrian accidents can be and the trials that you may face along the way. Our attorneys will help you work toward numerous types of compensation including medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more when you need it the most. We understand that you may be feeling alone and confused, which is why our attorneys are here to help you through these difficult times. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you have the right to compensation. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Florida to find out what options are available for you in your dire time of need at (407) 648-1426.
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