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Driver Kills Teen, Seriously Injures Another in Fatal Orlando Hit-and-Run Car Crash

Posted on November 3, 2010

One of two 15-year-old Orlando brothers who were struck by a hit-and-run driver on their way to school Wednesday, November 3, has died from his injuries sustained in the Florida car accident. The teen died at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children after he and his brother were hit on Valencia College Lane in front of their home around 6:30 a.m., reports The Orlando Sentinel. The other brother was seriously injured and is recuperating at home.

Fortunately, a retired Orange County firefighter noticed a 2001 Grand Am in an Orlando Publix grocery store parking lot with a damaged hood, shattered windshield, and dented right fender. The front of the vehicle was smeared with blood and police have questioned a 29-year old suspect. Even though he has not been charged, law enforcement says a car part at the scene of the collision with the teens matches the Pontiac.

Our sympathies go out to the friends and family of this young man who was just beginning his life. Let’s hope his brother has a full recovery.

Liability Issues
The article reports the driver has a history of traffic and criminal convictions which include reckless driving, speeding, DUI, and resisting an officer. He was reportedly driving without a license.

Farah & Farah attorneys have an extensive background representing clients who have been injured by the irresponsible behavior of others on the road. A Florida wrongful death claim can be filed against the at-fault driver to cover the cost of a funeral, loss of companionship, and related damages. Our Florida wrongful death attorneys will also seek compensation for related medical costs for anyone who is seriously injured by a reckless driver. Our door is open to discuss your case.