Fort Pierce, FL (December 27, 2020) - A pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place on Christmas Day in Fort Pierce. The accident happened just after 6:00 pm. on North 25th Street near the intersection with Avenue Q.
According to the Fort Pierce Police Department, 37-year-old Joseph Haugabook was attempting to cross the road when he was hit by a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Pedro Rivera. Haugabook was in a crosswalk at the time he was struck. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Rivera was not injured in the crash and remained at the scene to cooperate with investigators.
Police are still looking into the crash. No charges have been filed at this time.
There are approximately two fatal pedestrian crashes each day in Florida. A Florida pedestrian accident can and often does result in serious injuries and death. Pedestrian accident victims may not be at fault for the crash, especially if they were in a crosswalk or other marked area at the time the collision occurred. Sadly, many innocent lives are lost each year in our state due to the actions of negligent drivers.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Joseph Haugabook during this difficult time.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals and families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases or personal injury that are relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility for the tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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