High Springs, FL (July 3, 2019) - A man from Fort White was killed in a pedestrian crash on US-441 on Tuesday, July 2nd. The crash took place in the northbound lanes of the highway around 10:30 a.m.
According to reports, 70-year-old Joseph Mitchell was walking along the highway, near 202nd Street, when he was hit by a 2017 Kenwood truck traveling in the northbound lanes. The truck driver was identified as 22-year-old Parker Le Meur, of Homosassa. Mitchell was struck by the left side of the truck, causing catastrophic injuries. He was later pronounced dead. Le Meur was not injured in the crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and charges are pending at this time.
Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of Joseph Mitchell following this tragic crash in High Springs. An average of two pedestrians per day are killed in crashes across our state. Pedestrians stand little chance when they are struck by large vehicles, especially commercial vehicles. The risk of serious injury or death is very high in a pedestrian crash. Over three-fourths of pedestrians will be hospitalized following a crash with a vehicle.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys stand ready to help in your time of need. We have served those injured in Florida traffic accidents since 1988. We bring a wealth of skill and experience to your case, and we want to assist with your recovery. For your free consultation, please call us at any time, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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