Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #47

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #47

Coming not too far behind PTMOTR #46, we have the latest pedestrian in our area to die crossing the street while outside a crosswalk.  Some things are different from each of my stories to the next, but a few things are surely constants:  folks here cross the street when and where they choose to do so, they have little to no concern for motorists, and they simply expect that vehicles will stop for them and respect their roadway.

Another constant is the lack of law enforcement with regard to our pedestrian traffic laws.  Those crossing the road on foot have a rule book to follow- they simply disregard it and are aided in doing so by law enforcement agencies whose forces must be far too busy to handle anything like proactive pedestrian traffic enforcement that might actually save some lives…

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, this is yet another unnecessary death on your watch.

Pedestrian killed in Zellwood crash

By Susan Jacobson, Orlando Sentinel

6:22 p.m. EDT, May 17, 2013

A 67-year-old Zellwood man was struck by vehicle and killed Thursday while trying to cross Orange Blossom Trail, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers have not released the victim’s name.

David Allan Wall, 59, of Apopka was driving south about 9:25 p.m. when the pedestrian walked in front of his Dodge Ram, said Sgt. Kim Montes, a Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman.

Wall told troopers he tried to steer away but struck the man with front right side of his truck near Winifred Avenue. The crash happened south of Ponkan Road near a truck stop.

The pedestrian’s name has not been released.

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #47


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