Melbourne, FL (March 12, 2021) - A woman and a child were hurt after they were hit by a car in Melbourne on Thursday, March 11th. The incident happened around 7:00 p.m. on Babcock Street and Silver Palm Avenue.
According to police, 52-year-old Christopher Coleman was traveling northbound on Babcock when he moved his vehicle into the turn lane. At the time, 32-year-old Tiffany Hernandez Rodriguez and an unidentified child were standing in the turn lane. Both were hit by Coleman's vehicle. The pair sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police are still investigating the accident and have ruled out alcohol and drugs as a factor. There is no word on potential charges at this time.
No additional information is available.
Serious car accidents in Florida take place each day, multiple times per day. A Florida pedestrian accident can have drastic effects on both those involved as well as their families. These crashes can lead to major injuries such as spinal cord injuries, head trauma, broken bones, permanent disfigurement, and even death in the worst-case scenario. Sadly, many serious crashes happen due to the actions of negligent drivers.
We wish to offer our well-wishes to the victims of this Melbourne pedestrian accident.
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