Florida Injury Lawyer: 10-Year-Old Dies After Orlando Truck Accident

A 10-year-old girl died in a children’s hospital more than a week after being involved in an Orlando truck accident. The young victim died shortly after 5 p.m. on December 11 at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). The child was hit by an Orlando Utilities Commission truck on December 2 while walking along the sidewalk of Pershing Avenue.

The utility truck was hit by an oncoming car as he attempted a left turn onto Wild Horse Road, throwing the truck into the young victim and her older sister on the sidewalk. The victim’s older sister was uninjured in the truck accident. The driver of the utility truck was also uninjured. The driver of the oncoming vehicle suffered minor injuries. The 10-year-old girl suffered a traumatic brain injury and was unconscious after the accident. She never woke up and was taken off life support more than a week after the incident.

According to FHP, charges are pending in the truck accident and an investigation is ongoing. According to state records, 5,700 pedestrians have suffered injuries in traffic accidents in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake Counties between 2007 and 2012.

When truck drivers are negligent behind the wheel, they are putting other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians at great risk for serious injuries. Commercial trucks often weigh thousands of pounds and can inflict serious damage on pedestrians. If you have been injured by a reckless truck driver, our Florida injury attorneys can help you. We will fight for the compensation you deserve and ensure that those responsible for your injuries are brought to justice. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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