Lehigh Acres, FL (July 8, 2019) - A pedestrian who was killed in a crash with a vehicle over the weekend has been identified by authorities.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 18-year-old Chris Johnson was the victim of the crash that took place on West 12th Street near Williams Avenue on Saturday, July 6th. Police say that Williams was walking in the eastbound lane when he was hit by a vehicle that was also traveling eastbound. He suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle that hit Johnson remained at the crash site and cooperated with the investigation.
Police are still looking into the incident and there is no word on whether any charges are expected at this time.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Chris Johnson who lost his life in this tragic pedestrian crash in Lehigh Acres.
About two fatal pedestrian crashes are reported each day in Florida. Among all states, Florida ranks at or near the top of national statistics for pedestrian injuries and deaths. Pedestrians are at extreme risk when walking on Florida's streets and highways. Poor visibility and driver negligence are some major causes of serious and fatal pedestrian accidents in our state.
At Rubenstein Law, we understand how serious the aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be. We know that you are either attempting to move forward following the tragic loss of a loved one or dealing with high medical bills that may seem impossible to pay. Regardless of the situation, we are here for you and will help you obtain compensation to ease the burdens you are facing.
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