Cantonment, FL (October 7, 2018) - A pedestrian was killed in a Saturday night crash in Cantonment.
Police responded to Highway 95A near Archer Road around 8:35 pm on Saturday, October 6th in reference to a pedestrian vs. vehicle crash. Following an investigation, officers learned that 31-year-old Ronald Smedley was walking in the roadway when he was struck by a Ford Expedition. The Expedition driver is identified as 43-year-old Charles Kimbel.
Officials on the scene pronounced Smedley dead from his injuries. Neither Charles Kimbel nor his passenger, 47-year-old Brenda Kimbel, were hurt in the accident.
Highway 95A remained closed for several hours while officers investigated. There were no charges filed.
Florida pedestrian crashes claim the lives of approximately two people each day. In a pedestrian accident, police must carefully examine the scene in order to determine how the crash occurred. Many pedestrian accidents take place at night and in dimly lit areas where it is difficult to see the pedestrian. Pedestrians should always take certain basic safety precautions whenever possible such as walking in well lit areas and wearing reflective or light-colored clothing to make themselves more visible to passing vehicles. Motorists must also ensure that they are always keeping a proper lookout for pedestrians and driving carefully so as to avoid collisions whenever possible.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Florida pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. To discuss your case for free with one of the Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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