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  • Pedestrian Safety Tips

    April 11, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Pedestrian accidents occur each day throughout the United States and pose a significant risk to anyone walking on or near public streets. According to the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, an average of 460 people visit hospital emergency rooms for traffic related pedestrian injuries every day. Below are pedestrian safety tips that can help prevent this type of ...
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  • One Dead in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

    April 2, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Thursday, March 20th, an Orlando man who was attempting to cross Colonial Drive near John Young Parkway was struck and killed in a fatal pedestrian accident late that night. Police investigating the pedestrian fatality said the crash took place just a few minutes after midnight. A gray, four-door Toyota sedan was driving East on Colonial Drive towards downtown Orlando and hit the pedestrian as ...
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  • Safety Concerns Raised after Middleton H.S. Student Pedestrian Accident

    March 26, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Tuesday, March 19th, two teenage sisters walking together to Middleton High School were struck by a fellow student driving her mom’s car. The sisters were hit as they ran across Hillsborough Avenue outside of the crosswalk. According to local news reports, Norma Velasquez-Cabrera, age 15, sustained fatal injuries. Her 14-year-old sister, Victoria, was also struck, but her injuries were ...
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  • Elderly Alzheimer's Patient Hospitalized after Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident

    March 13, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Wednesday, March 5th, an elderly Alzheimer’s patient was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition following a hit and run accident involving an unidentified motorist near Miami. The hit and run victim was 75-year-old Paul Louis. Members of his family told police that Louis left to go the store at around 8 p.m. that evening when he was struck and “left for dead” right ...
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  • Man Hit by Five Vehicles in Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Brandon

    March 12, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Friday, February 28, a man named Ricky Polk was driving through Brandon on his way to work as he observed two women panicking on the side of the road, both of them jumping up and down and crying. Polk then felt his car strike something and he saw a figure in the rear-view mirror. Polk explained, “And I said to myself, ‘That felt like a body.’” The driver pulled to the ...
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  • Holiday Driving Tips and Statistics

    December 3, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    As we enter the holiday shopping season, drivers must take extra precaution to avoid hazards and common car accident risks. Fortunately, there are a few steps that can help prevent fender-benders, pedestrian accidents and other types of collisions that can occur. Holiday Driving Safety Tips Here are a few tips to stay safe on the roads this season: Do not text or talk on the phone while driving: ...
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  • Insufficient Tire Tread Cited as Reason behind Pedestrian Fatality

    November 4, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Wednesday, October 16th, a woman who was walking her dog in Washington D.C. was struck and killed by a passing motorist. Police investigators determined the vehicle’s old tire lacked sufficient tread and was therefore responsible for the accident. The driver, Mohamed-Kareem Mohamed, 21, was charged with reckless driving and unsafe vehicle operation linked to insufficient tire tread. ...
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  • Legal Factors to Consider in a Pedestrian Accident

    July 29, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    An Orlando Sentinel investigation of 54 criminal driving cases for pedestrian accidents in Orange, Lake, Seminole and Osceola counties found that the driver usually received little or no jail time. “The sentences are horrendous,” pedestrian advocate Jamie McWilliams, 52, of Ocoee, who lost son Justin in a 2002 hit-and-run pedestrian crash told the Orlando Sentinel. She successfully ...
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