Leesburg, FL (September 1, 2020) - A 54-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian accident that took place in Leesburg on Monday, August 31st. The crash took place around 10:00 p.m. on Highway 27 near Griffin Road.
According to investigators, the man tried to cross US 27 when he was hit by a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 18-year-old Patrick Holmes. The man, who was not identified, was rushed to UF Health Leesburg where he later succumbed to his injuries. The Leesburg Police Department is investigating the accident at this time and there is no word on whether charges are expected.
On average, there are approximately two fatal pedestrian accidents in Florida every day. Sadly, more than 500 people are killed every year in pedestrian accidents across our state. Many of these victims are killed when they come into contact with negligent or reckless drivers.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim following this fatal pedestrian accident in Leesburg.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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