Escambia County, FL (November 3, 2018) - A man was killed while attempting to cross Pace Boulevard in Escambia County on Thursday, November 1st.
Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene around 5:30 pm. There, officers discovered the 74-year-old man suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to Baptist Hospital and later pronounced dead. Police say that the man was riding in a wheelchair or electric scooter when he was struck. There is no word on the identity of the deceased pedestrian or the driver.
No charges were issued as of Friday. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing.
There are over 10,000 pedestrian crashes that take place each year. A pedestrian crash can have long-term consequences for the victim, including debilitating and permanent injuries as well as a loss of livelihood and income. Each pedestrian crash is different but many of them are catastrophic in nature.
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian crash, your world may be turned upside down in a matter of seconds. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys are well aware of the difficulties that arise following a serious pedestrian accident. That is why we are here to help when you need it. For a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please give us a call any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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