Florida automobile accident- Orange County Sheriff’s car hits 6-year-old pedestrian

Legal news for Florida automobile accident attorneys. A young girl was struck by a police car while crossing the street.

Orange County Sheriff alerts Florida auto accident attorney- A pedestrian is in critical condition at Arnold Palmer after being hit by a 2006 Chevy Impala.

Orlando, FL—An unmarked Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) vehicle struck a 6-year-old girl while she was crossing the road on Wednesday afternoon, December 9, 2009. The Orange County sheriff’s lieutenant hit the young girl along John Young Parkway around 2:00 p.m., as reported by WESH.

The Orlando Police Department stated the unmarked OCSO vehicle along with two other vehicles were traveling southbound on John Young Parkway at Orange Center Boulevard when the tragic collision occurred. The young girl, Marqueasha Sabrii Henderson, was walking with two of her sisters and her mother, Lawanda Gandy, when they decided to cross the street. As they were crossing, the traffic signal changed to green for traffic on John Young Parkway while they were in the median of the busy roadway. For unknown reasons Henderson continued to cross the street. A driver honked their horn at the girl, which scared her and caused her to dart across the roadway. Julie Blackmon, the driver of the unmarked 2006 Chevy Impala, swerved to miss the girl but hit her with the drivers side door of the police car, jumped out of the car, and immediately got out of the car and helped the girl. Emergency medical services (EMS) teams rushed Henderson to Arnold Palmer Hospital for treatment, where she is currently listed in critical condition. Police officials are conducting a full investigation into the crash.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Florida automobile accident lawyers.