Articles Posted in Pedestrian Accidents

Back on New Years Eve of last year, a young boy was struck by a hit-and-run driver and seriously injured as he was playing basketball with his friends. About three weeks after the incident, the driver involved in the hit-and-run was arrested and charged with causing personal injury, a second-degree felony. However, according to a recent news source, the woman was arraigned earlier this month and the charges have been upgraded to reflect the fact that she allegedly fled the scene.

Evidently, the woman now faces second-degree felony charges that could land her in prison for the next 15 years if she is convicted. The woman’s attorney disagreed with the change in charges and told reporters that he hopes to get statements made by his client to police suppressed at trial.

Florida Injury Cases and Suppressed Evidence

In order to prove a case against a defendant in a Florida court, the plaintiff must present evidence supporting their claims. All evidence must meet several hurdles in order to be admissible. The two primary hurdles that all evidence must clear are that the evidence must be relevant and that it must also be probative.

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Earlier this month in Park Ridge, an elderly woman was killed in a pedestrian accident while she was crossing the street in the neighborhood of South Park. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred in the eastbound lane of Devon Avenue shortly after 10:15 in the morning.

Evidently, the elderly woman was crossing the street at the time of the accident. It is unclear whether she was crossing at a crosswalk. Investigators are looking into where exactly she was when she was struck by the vehicle.

The driver of the car that struck her stopped the vehicle after the accident and has cooperated with investigators so far. She was, however, ticketed for “failure to exercise due care” for her role in the fatal pedestrian accident. Additional charges may be filed against the driver, depending on the outcome of the investigation.

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