Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #50

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #50

This story from earlier in the month would shock many folks.  The thought of a pedestrian being killed while trying to cross the street would be alarming in and of itself- but the thought of said pedestrian being hit and/or run over by at least 3 vehicles should be all the more scary.

Sadly, it’s not at all surprising to folks around here who have become all but numb to these pedestrian deaths.  The death chronicled here is yet another one on the watch of Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney– and the 50th local death I’ve written about since I began this series in December of 2011.  Now, that is amazing.

Woman killed during hit-and-run crash on Orange Blossom Trail

June 16, 2013|By Ludmilla Lelis, Orlando Sentinel

A woman was killed during a hit-and-run crash on Orange Blossom Trail in Orange County early this morning, the Florida Highway Patrol.

The woman, who hasn’t been identified yet, was trying to cross the busy road, from east to west, not at a crosswalk or an intersection around 3:30 a.m. at 39th Street, the FHP said.

The first driver involved with the hit-and-run crash has been arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, while the FHP is still searching for a second driver who was involved in the hit-and-run.

The pedestrian was first struck by a vehicle driven by Eduardo Grinaire Vicente, 49, of Orlando, the FHP said.

Vicente initially stopped and got out of the car, but then left the scene. He has been arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, the FHP said.

A witness who saw the crash, Kimberly Morgenbesser of Maryland, stopped and opened her door to assist the pedestrian.

However, the door to Morgenbesser’s was struck by a maroon Ford Taurus, which fled the scene and ran over the pedestrian, the FHP said.

A third vehicle, driven by 23-year-old Yasmani Fonseca of Orlando, also ran over the pedestrian, but Fonseca stayed at the scene, the FHP said.

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #50

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