Dunedin, FL (March 7, 2019) - A 75-year-old woman from Canada is dead after she was hit by a car on Bayshore Boulevard on Wednesday, March 6th, around 7:20 p.m.
Investigators with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office say that Valarie Elberg, of Saskatchewan, Canada, was at the intersection of Bayshore and Cedar Street. Elberg was on the curb when she stepped into the roadway and was hit by a 1998 Toyota Camry. Elberg suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not identify the driver of the Camry. Further investigation revealed that neither speed nor alcohol played a role in the accident. It is unclear if any charges will be filed.
We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Valarie Elberg, who certainly could use love and strength during this difficult time.
Approximately two pedestrians die in crashes on Florida streets and highways each day. Pedestrian crashes, such as this one, are often very serious in nature. Pedestrian accidents are most likely to happen in the evening hours when lighting and visibility are less than during the day. Drivers and pedestrians should both take special care and not take any unnecessary risks which are likely to increase the odds of a collision occurring.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a Florida pedestrian crash, the Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to assist you. We help innocent pedestrians receive the compensation they deserve. To speak with us for free, call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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