Woman dead, another critical after being struck by taxi
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
A woman has died an another is in critical condition after being struck by a taxi cab near Orlando International Airport late Monday night.
The women were trying to cross South Orange Blossom Trail at Landstreet Road just after 11:30 p.m. when they traveled into the path of a Big Apple cab traveling south and were hit, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Ada Burgos Vazquez, 53, of Orlando died at the scene, troopers said. The 45-year-old injured woman, whom troopers have not identified, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.
The women were not in a crosswalk, the FHP said.
The cab driver, Nelson Diaz, 55, of Orlando pulled into a 7-Eleven at the intersection to wait for emergency responders and was visibly distraught at the scene.