Orange Park, FL (September 5, 2018) - A pedestrian has life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening. The Orange County Sheriff's Office responded to a call regarding a pedestrian crash around 9:30 pm on Blanding Boulevard, near the intersection of Wells Road according to Sgt. Keith Smith.
The pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital. The pedestrian has not been identified. There are no indications that the driver fled the scene following the incident. There is no word on how the crash occurred or whether the driver will face any charges.
The crash is currently being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
In 2017, Florida ranked as the second highest state for pedestrian-related fatalities. There were 299 reported fatal pedestrian crashes between January and June. Countless others were hurt in these incidents.
These sobering statistics remind us that pedestrians face legitimate safety risks each time they walk in an area where traffic is present. Pedestrians are more likely to be injured at night when they are walking along poorly lit roadways. A pedestrian should always keep in mind a few basic safety rules such as walking in well-lit areas wherever possible, wearing light clothing or reflective gear, and cross the road at crosswalks and marked pedestrian areas if such areas are available. Following these tips can help cut down on pedestrian-related injuries.
Still, pedestrian accidents are bound to occur due to driver negligence. If you find yourself the victim of a pedestrian crash, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law can fight for you. We offer free consultations. To speak with an attorney, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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