Melbourne, FL (September 29, 2020) - A pedestrian was injured after being hit by a van in Melbourne on Saturday, September 26th. The crash took place around 5:00 p.m. on Highway A1A near Paradise Boulevard.
According to reports from the scene, a minivan was traveling southbound along A1A when it left the roadway and struck a woman who was walking on the sidewalk. The woman sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident. After the crash, the minivan driver fled the scene. Surveillance footage in the area captured the crash on camera. The van is described as being maroon or burgundy with black rims. It is expected to have significant damage to the bumper and fender on the passenger side.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731 or call Crimeline at 1-800 423-TIPS.
In recent years, Florida has ranked at or near the top of national statistics for the number of serious and fatal pedestrian crashes in our state. A Florida pedestrian accident is a life-changing event with catastrophic consequences. Injuries from a pedestrian crash can include head trauma, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and more. Sadly, in many instances, the pedestrian will not be at fault for the crash.
We would like to extend our thoughts to the victim of this pedestrian crash in Melbourne.
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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