Clearwater, FL (February 5, 2019) - A pedestrian who was out walking with his wife was killed when he was struck by a vehicle in Clearwater on Monday, February 4th.
Police say that 67-year-old Robert Parker was walking on Feather Sound Drive near Vizcaya Drive around 5:00 pm. Parker was with his wife, Laurie Parker, at the time. According to reports, a 2017 Jeep Patriot driven by Gregory Gleason, 24, missed a curve in the roadway and drove onto the sidewalk striking Robert and Laurie Parker. The Jeep continued before hitting a ditch and a retaining wall.
Robert Parker died at the crash scene while Laurie Parker received non-life-threatening injuries and was treated on site by pedestrians. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor but charges are pending against Gleason. There was no further information immediately available.
Pedestrian accidents in Florida happen on a daily basis. Based on statistics, about two people will die each day in pedestrian accidents in our state. In many cases, the pedestrian will be engaging in completely lawful behavior when the accident takes place. As we see from this crash, a pedestrian is always vulnerable to a catastrophic accident. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Robert Parker in this fatal crash.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries at the hands of a negligent driver, you could be entitled to compensation. Our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here for you day or night. We offer free consultations and are standing by to take your call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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