Marion County, FL (February 11, 2019) - A man is dead after being hit by a car in Marion County on Saturday, February 9th. The crash happened on US 441 just before 11:00 pm.
Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say that Robert Jay Weems, 59, of Ocala was walking with a bicycle in the southbound lanes of the roadway. He was struck from behind b a 2009 Mazda that was also traveling in a southbound direction. Weems was propelled into the median of the roadway after the crash. Weems was later pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the incident.
The driver of the Mazda has not been identified at this time, but charges are pending in the crash.
We wish to extend our condolences to the family of Robert Weems in this tragic Orlando crash. Fatalities are reported about eight times per day on Florida's roadways. Pedestrians such as Mr. Weems run a high risk of being involved in a crash, especially during nighttime hours where visibility is poor. It appears as though some level of driver distraction may have also played a role in this crash. If the driver is determined to be at fault, Mr. Weems' next-of-kin would have the right to file a claim for his wrongful death.
At Rubenstein Law, we know and understand the devastation caused by a fatal car accident. Nothing compares to the pain of losing a loved one so suddenly, especially when another motorist is at fault. Our wrongful death attorneys possess years of experience and can assist you with these complicated claims to recover compensation on behalf of your loved one.
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