Melbourne, FL (October 31, 2018) - A woman died in a Tuesday pedestrian crash in Melbourne. The crash took place around 11:00 pm at the intersection of Wickham Road and Eau Gaille Boulevard.
The woman, identified as 44-year-old Susan Aubrey Brittingham, was struck as she attempted to cross the road. She was hit by a Silver Toyota traveling west on Eau Galle. The Toyota driver, who was not identified, remained on scene and cooperated with police. Alcohol did not play a role in the crash.
The accident remains under investigation and there is no word on whether any charges will be filed. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Hession with the Melbourne Police Department at 321-609-6610.
Florida has high numbers of pedestrian incidents. In the first half of 2016, nearly 300 people were struck by vehicles. This number puts our state near the top of the nationwide numbers in terms of pedestrian accidents.
With pedestrian-related accidents on the rise, it is important for drivers to keep in mind that they must always be aware and alert to their surroundings while driving. A moment of distraction can lead to an accident with irreversible consequences. Pedestrians must also be mindful of drivers and ensure that they only cross streets and highways when it is safe to do so. Pedestrians should walk as far away from the roadway as possible.
At Rubenstein Law, our pedestrian accident attorneys can help when you have been hurt in a crash that was not your fault. To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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