Manatee, FL (January 2, 2019) - A pedestrian was killed on State Road 70 in Manatee County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident took place on Monday, December 31st.
Troopers responded to the scene around 6:30 pm, near Garnet Trail and Lorraine Road. Upon their arrival, they discovered the body of 25-year-old Megan Elizabeth Lanham. Lanham was struck by a vehicle as she walked eastbound along the shoulder of the roadway. Police say that a Buick sedan, also traveling eastbound, struck Lanham from behind. She landed on the grass shoulder. The driver continued traveling after impact before making a U-turn and coming back to the scene.
There is no word at this time on whether the driver will be charged. FHP did say that alcohol was not a cause of the crash.
There are approximately two pedestrian fatalities per day reported in Florida. Unfortunately, many pedestrian crashes tend to involve serious injury to pedestrians. Pedestrian crashes occur for a variety of reasons, including driver distraction, impairment, and reckless driving. Police will continue to investigate this crash to determine the reason why the Buick struck Megan Lanham.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian crash in our state, the Florida pedestrian accident attorneys here at Rubenstein Law can help. We have assisted injured Floridians for over three decades and have the skills and experience to help you get the compensation you need. For your free consultation, please call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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