Okeechobee County, FL (October 8, 2018) - A pedestrian died in a collision with a vehicle on Sunday, October 7th, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Authorities report that 62-year-old Howard Francis Cohen attempted to cross US Highway 441 at the time he was struck. Police say that a Lincoln Continental hit Cohen and he died at the scene of the crash. The Okeechobee County Fire Rescue also responded to the crash.
The accident remains under investigation. No charges have been issued at this time.
Approximately 10,000 people were hurt in pedestrian crashes last year. When a pedestrian crash occurs, the results are often severe and catastrophic. Drivers have a legal duty to ensure that they operate their vehicle safely, in accordance with all traffic laws. In the case of a pedestrian accident, police will carefully examine the scene in an effort to determine if negligence on the part of the driver caused the crash. Where a pedestrian is injured or killed due to the negligence of a driver, the pedestrian or their family may have certain legal rights to recover compensation from the negligent driver.
If you have experienced injuries in a Florida pedestrian accident, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to help. We offer free consultations to all accident victims. To speak with us, call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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