Ocala, FL (January 2, 2019) - Authorities have identified a pedestrian who died in a crash on New Year's Eve. 61-year-old Gary D. Allen, of Ocala, was killed as he walked along US Highway 441 at approximately 7:50 pm on Monday.
Police say that Allen was struck by a 2006 Toyota Camry that was operated by 62-year-old Walter E. Martin. Martin told officers that he did not see Allen before striking him. Allen died at the crash scene. The northbound lanes of US 441 were closed for over an hour after the incident happened.
At this time, no charges have been filed.
Pedestrians in Florida are vulnerable to crashes which are likely to cause serious injury or death. Each day, there are about two pedestrians killed in reported crashes in our state. Pedestrian accidents commonly happen in poorly lit areas and late at night or early morning hours before daylight. In cases of pedestrian injuries, drivers are often negligent in causing the collision that led to the injuries. Many drivers on our roadway are distracted, impaired or otherwise negligent by violating traffic laws. This negligence can lead to crashes which have irreversible consequences.
If you or a loved one have suffered a loss in a pedestrian accident, our Florida personal injury attorneys at Rubenstein Law will stand by you every step of the way. We will handle your personal injury or wrongful death case with the care and compassion needed to ensure excellent results.
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