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Woman Critical, Child Injured After Crash Outside Home

When you’re walking on a sidewalk, you have every right to expect that you won’t be hit by a vehicle. But when drivers become careless, accidents can occur unexpectedly. A recent car accident left a pedestrian in critical condition. Her child was also injured, but less severely.

The woman and her child were walking on a sidewalk outside a home on Floridian Drive in Kissimmee. A woman driving a vehicle on Floridian Drive apparently lost control of her vehicle, went off the road, hit the woman and her child and then crashed into the house.

The pedestrian was injured critically, while her child was also hurt. The woman was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center and was listed in serious condition after being upgraded from critical. The child was said to be doing fine.

Luckily, no one in the house was hurt, but people were home at the time. A man who was asleep in a bedroom says he was awoken by what sounded like a bomb going off. He says he opened the door to the living room and saw the car resting there. The 50-year-old driver sat inside and was acting “hysterical,” according to My Fox Orlando. The house, meanwhile, was condemned since it was not structurally sound.

The woman was not injured in the crash. It’s not clear what caused her to lose control of her vehicle, but she was cited by the Florida Highway Patrol for careless driving.

Source: My Fox Orlando, “Woman, child struck by car,” April 30, 2012

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