Bay County, FL (October 6, 2018) - A pedestrian was involved in a crash that occurred on Resota Beach Road on Friday, October 5th. The crash took place around 7:20 pm.
Florida Highway Patrol reports that 14-year-old Zachary Wages was crossing Resota Beach Road when he was struck by a 2002 Toyota pick up truck. The driver of the Toyota was identified as 50-year-old Billy Ray Shirah of Panama City. Wages was seriously hurt in the crash and was transported to Bay Medical Sacred Heart where he is listed in critical condition.
The crash investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Almost 10,000 pedestrians were hurt in crashes last year. A pedestrian accident happens for a variety of reasons but normally occurs due to driver inattention or pedestrian error. The cause of each pedestrian crash must be closely examined in order to determine the sequence of events that led up to the crash.
Our thoughts are with Zachary Wages as we hope for a complete recovery from his injuries in this accident.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to assist you. With over 30 years of experience, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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