Jacksonville, FL (April 1, 2019) - A crash on Sunday, March 31st, left an elderly woman dead, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Investigators say that the woman was walking near the intersection of Merrill Road and University Boulevard around 8:00 p.m. when, according to reports, she was hit by a vehicle. She was not in a crosswalk when she was struck and was later pronounced dead from the injuries. She has not been immediately identified.
The driver of the vehicle remained on scene following the crash and cooperated with police. No further details were immediately released.
Florida experiences about two fatal pedestrian crashes per day. Pedestrian accidents are far more likely to involve death and serious injury to victims. Statistics tell us that about three-quarters of all pedestrian accidents will involve a trip to the emergency room while about one-quarter of these accidents cause serious and debilitating injuries.
Our sympathies are extended to those who lost their loved ones in this accident. Following a pedestrian crash, it is important that you obtain the best possible medical treatment you can find. This will ensure that your injuries are treated properly. You should also secure the counsel of a skilled and trusted Florida pedestrian accident attorney to protect the legal rights you may have arising from the crash. Our attorneys at Rubenstein Law have substantial experience handling these cases and we can assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve following a pedestrian crash.
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