Hutchinson Island, FL (February 5, 2019) - An 85-year-old pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle on South Ocean Drive in Hutchinson Island. The accident happened around 7:35 pm on Monday, February 4th.
Police say that Leroy Phillip Haas was walking across South Ocean when he was struck by a Hyundai Genesis traveling in the northbound lanes. The driver of the Genesis was identified as Hae-Oak Kim, 70, of Jensen Beach. Haas was rushed to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries. Neither Kim nor his passenger, Taik Hwam Kim, were injured.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and there is no word on any potential charges at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Leroy Haas. Losing a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly to a traffic accident is one of the most difficult things that a family will ever have to endure. Nothing can compare to the pain of having your family member taken from you in such a tragedy.
The feeling of devastation is even greater when your loved one has lost their life through no fault of their own. Each day, pedestrian accidents claim the lives of two people on average across our state. In many of these accidents, the driver will be at fault due to some act of negligence. In these cases, Florida wrongful death law entitles the deceased's family to receive compensation from the negligent motorist.
Wrongful death law is complicated and should never be attempted without the help of a trained legal professional. Our Florida wrongful death attorneys at Rubenstein Law can assist you in your claim and help you receive compensation for the untimely death of your loved one. For a free consultation, please call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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