Lehigh Acres, FL (July 7, 2019) - Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating after a pedestrian was killed in a crash on Sunday, July 7th. The incident took place around 3:00 a.m. on East 12th Street, near Williams Avenue and Richmond Avenue North.
When officials responded, they located the pedestrian lying in the roadway. The pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not identified the victim at this time. It is unclear whether the driver remained on the scene after the crash and there is no word on whether the pedestrian was in a crosswalk or other marked area.
Police continue to investigate the incident, which is now the 48th traffic-related death in Lee County this year.
Fatal pedestrian accidents occur daily on Florida's roadways. Many streets are unsafe for pedestrians because they have poor visibility, congested traffic, distracted drivers, and no shoulder on which to walk. Pedestrian accidents are generally very serious in nature and can even cause fatalities in the worst cases. Our condolences go out to the victim's family in this tragic crash in Lehigh Acres.
When you or a loved one have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may be confused about where to turn. You could be receiving calls from the driver's insurance company wanting you to settle your claim. Before signing anything, however, you should speak to an experienced Florida pedestrian accident attorney. At Rubenstein Law, our team has represented injured crash victims and their families since 1988. We know where to turn to get the justice you deserve.
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