Merritt Island, FL (June 27, 2019) - A 46-year-old pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car in Merritt Island on Tuesday, June 25th.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Julie Rainelli was the victim of an incident which took place on Courtenay Parkway, near Hickory Avenue. According to reports, 20-year-old Hayley Mooney was driving northbound on Courtenay in a 2001 Toyota. The front of Mooney's vehicle struck Rainelli as she tried to cross the road. Unfortunately, Rainelli was pronounced dead from her injuries. Mooney was not injured in the crash.
Police continue to investigate the incident and there is no word on any potential charges at this time.
We wish to extend our condolences to the loved ones of Julie Rainelli following reports of this tragic crash in Merritt Island. Florida pedestrian accidents are often severe and fatal in nature. A fatal pedestrian crash is reported, on average, every two hours in our state. In addition, there are many more crashes that are not fatal but cause serious injuries to their victims.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Florida pedestrian crash, it is important to secure your legal rights as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, payment of your medical bills, and more. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys are here to advise and assist you when you have suffered damages in a crash involving a negligent driver.
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