Keystone Heights, FL (November 4, 2018) - An 18-year-old pedestrian is in the hospital after being struck by a pickup truck on Friday, November 2nd.
Around 7:40 am, 18-year-old Zach Green was crossing State Road 214 when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound. Green suffered serious injuries and was rushed to UF Shands Health where his current condition is not known. According to his family, Green suffered severe internal bleeding along with a lacerated spleen in the crash.
The driver has not been identified at this time. Video of the incident was captured on a dashcam from a nearby truck. Police are still investigating the crash but there is no word at this time on whether the driver will face any charges.
Around 10,000 pedestrian crashes take place each year. Many pedestrians will be seriously hurt when they are struck by oncoming vehicles. A substantial number of pedestrian crashes happen with little warning and before a driver has the ability to slow down or make an evasive maneuver. Therefore, the impact of these crashes tends to be very significant. Our thoughts are with Zach Green and we hope for a complete recovery from his serious injuries.
Police will continue to investigate this crash to determine if the driver should be held responsible. In Florida, a negligent driver who hits a pedestrian can face both criminal and civil responsibility. Injured pedestrians may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, pain, and suffering as well as lost wages when they are struck by a driver.
The Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law are standing by to help when you have been hurt. We are available 24/7 and will travel to you if needed. For a free consultation, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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