Broward County, FL (June 8, 2019) - A man died after being struck by a car while walking along I-95 on Saturday, June 8th. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes, near Southwest 10th Street in Deerfield Beach.
According to police, a driver was also traveling southbound when they encountered the 45-year-old man. The driver swerved to avoid a collision but struck the man with the right front bumper of the vehicle. The man was sent flying onto the shoulder of the highway, where he was discovered when rescue workers arrived on-scene. He was taken to Broward Health North, where he was pronounced dead.
The man has not yet been identified. Neither the driver nor the passenger in the vehicle was hurt. Police are still investigating at this time.
A fatal pedestrian accident takes place approximately two times per day in our state. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to the risk of death or serious injury when they have been struck by vehicles. Many pedestrian crashes occur without warning and at high speed, causing catastrophic results. Pedestrians are most likely to be involved in crashes at night, in the early morning hours, and in poorly lit areas.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family of the victim in this tragic crash. If you or a loved one have been affected by a pedestrian accident, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law want to help. With over three decades in business, we will fight to protect your legal rights when you have suffered at the hands of a negligent driver.
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