Lake City, FL (May 5, 2019) - A 63-year-old pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash that took place along US-90 on Sunday, May 5th.
The Florida Highway Patrol says that Charles Zang was walking along a turn lane on US-90 when a vehicle driven by 39-year-old Shannon Curry approached. Curry maneuvered her vehicle into the lane in an effort to turn left onto I-75 South. As Curry merged into the turn lane, she struck Zang. Zang was seriously hurt and was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.
All westbound lanes of US-90 remained closed for several hours following the crash. They have since been re-opened.
There are about 10,000 reported injuries due to pedestrian crashes each year. Sadly, many pedestrian accidents will result in serious injury and even death to the affected individuals. A pedestrian crash carries about a 75% chance of some kind of hospitalization for treatment of your injuries.
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian crash, you could have important legal rights to compensation. You may be able to recover an amount for your lost wages, pain and suffering, and any medical bills related to the accident. The Florida pedestrian accident lawyers at Rubenstein Law understand how to maximize the value of your case and how to help get you what is rightfully yours.
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