Osprey, FL (January 7, 2019) - A 50-year-old man from Osprey died in a crash on US 41 on Monday morning, January 6th.
Jeffrey Smith was walking along US 41 near South Tamiami Trail around 4:24 am. Smith was struck by an SUV driven by a 65-year-old man from Osprey. He sustained critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV has not been identified at this time.
The road was closed for several hours while an investigation was conducted. No additional information is available at this time.
his year, over 10,000 pedestrians will be hurt in accidents with vehicles. Pedestrian accidents take place each and every day across our state and many pedestrian accidents bring serious and sometimes fatal consequences. Pedestrian crashes tend to occur in areas with high traffic and at night or in the early morning hours when visibility for drivers and pedestrians is at its lowest point. Many pedestrian crashes could be avoided if more care was taken by drivers and pedestrians to ensure that they are not placing themselves at high risk for such accidents to occur.
Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased pedestrian in this tragic crash. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help when you are in need. For a free consultation, please contact us any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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