A woman was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street near UCF on Wednesday evening, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers say 29-year-old Lindsey Rebekah Walker failed to obey the traffic signal when she was struck by a 4-door Honda Civic while walking in a crosswalk at the intersection of Alafaya Trail and Corporate Boulevard around 6:15 p.m.
According to the report, the driver, Cynthia Castillo, had a green light when she proceeded into the intersection while Walker was crossing the street.
Walker suffered non-incapacitating injuries and was transferred to Orlando Regional Medical Center. She was also issued a citation for “Pedestrian Failing to Obey Pedestrian Control Signal”, said Troopers.
Wednesday’s accident is the second pedestrian-involved accident near UCF in one week. On Jan. 17, Mariana Bornacelli, a 19-year old, UCF student, was running across the street near the intersection of Alafaya Trail and University Boulevard when she was struck by a four-door Nissan. Bornacelli was transported to ORMC in critical condition.
In a recent email to students from UCF Police Chief Carl Metzger, police are asking students to “do your part” to enhance campus safety. Along with several safety tips, students were also reminded to be “mindful of pedestrians and yield to them.” The email also encouraged students to watch this pedestrian safety video.
According to the mass email, students can soon expect to see a “traffic enforcement wave” on campus from UCFPD.