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Boy Killed in Fort Worth Pedestrian Accident

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Victoria Burguess2 years ago

On Monday, June 8, 9-year-old Orlando Hernandez was struck and killed by a Nissan pickup truck in the CVS parking lot on 700 W. Seminary Drive in south Fort Worth, Texas.

About the 9-Year-Old Boy’s Tragic Death

According to the Star Telegram, after grocery shopping with his family, Orlando was not paying attention to his surroundings while running the shopping cart back to the store. Orlando dashed in front of a truck that was pulling into the parking lot.

The pickup was said to be going 10 miles per hour, with no reaction time to stop for the young boy, although it was stated that the boy’s father had honked his car horn five times to warn the other driver.

Orlando was pronounced dead at 8:55 PM at Cook Children’s Medical Center due to the injuries from impact. Sgt. Cynthia Blake believes that the death was a tragic accident, but says that the detectives will speak to the Tarrant County district attorneys to decide whether or not criminal charges should be pressed.

Video surveillance suggests that the death was an accident as well.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The following information was published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • There were 4,743 pedestrian fatalities recorded in 2012, this averages to one death every 2 hours.
  • Another 76,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents in 2012 – roughly one injury every 7 minutes.
  • One in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were killed in traffic accidents in 2012 were pedestrians.


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