Man crossing S.R. 436 struck by 2 cars, killed - FOX 35 News Orlando

Man crossing S.R. 436 struck by 2 cars, killed

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A pedestrian trying to cross State Road 436 near Hanging Moss Road late Wednesday night was struck by two vehicles and killed, authorities said.

Just after 11 p.m., a Casselberry man identified as Eliazer Figueroa, 49, was walking across Semoran Boulevard from the northbound shoulder when he was struck in the crosswalk by a 1998 Honda Civic driven by Robert Carson, 20, of Orlando.

The impact knocked down Figueroa, according to a preliminary investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. A second vehicle, a 1998 Cadillac driven by Dennison Davila, 25, of Casselberry, then drove over him.

Both vehicles had a green light, troopers said.

Moments after the accident, Dennis Davila's son called him frantically to come to the scene.

"He was real nervous, and he said, 'Dad, I never had this experience,'" Davila said.

"And the thing is, I got more nervous when he called me, and I came right away, and of course I thought he hit the person, but he said, no, the first car hit him. When the car swerved, he passed over the person, too.

"It's something real sad and not a good way to start the new year, but things happen," the elder Davila said.

The incident happened near the location of a "ghost bike," white bikes that memorialize deadly cycling accidents. Also not far away is a roadside memorial for another person who lost their life near the intersection.

"When you're crossing the street, at night, in a not-well-lit area, you need to pay attention, look around, and look at your surroundings, and be aware of what's going on around you," FHP Cpl. Kris Neutzling said.

Both drivers remained on the scene, and charges are pending the investigation. Carson, the driver of the first vehicle, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

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