Osceola County, FL (May 29, 2019) - A 75-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle was trying to cross US-192. The accident happened on Wednesday, May 29th, around 4:00 a.m.
Police report that 24-year-old Jonathan Nieves Santiago was driving eastbound on US-192 when he struck the pedestrian, who was later identified as Roger Stone. Stone was hit by the front of Santiago's truck. He was not in a crosswalk or other marked area when the crash took place. Stone was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries. Santiago was not hurt.
Authorities are still investigating. There are no additional details available at this time.
A fatal pedestrian accident takes place approximately two times per day in our state. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to the risk of death or serious injury when they have been struck by vehicles. Many pedestrian crashes occur without warning and at high speed, causing catastrophic results. Pedestrians are most likely to be involved in crashes at night, in the early morning hours, and in poorly lit areas.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family of the victim in this tragic crash. If you or a loved one have been affected by a pedestrian accident, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law want to help. With over three decades in business, we will fight to protect your legal rights when you have suffered at the hands of a negligent driver.
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