Palm Bay, FL (March 10, 2019) - A pedestrian crash on Saturday, March 9th, left one person dead and another in the hospital. The incident took place in the 1100 block of Malabar Road, near San Filippo Drive, around 8:30 p.m.
According to the Palm Bay Police Department, a female pedestrian was walking with a male pedestrian when both were struck by a vehicle. Neither pedestrian was in the crosswalk when they were hit. The female pedestrian died from her injuries, while the male pedestrian was taken to a hospital for treatment. There is no word on his condition at this time. Neither of the pedestrians were identified.
The driver remained on scene following the crash and cooperated with the police investigation. Malabar Road remained closed Saturday night while police worked at the scene. There is no word on whether any charges are expected.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the deceased victim's family in this tragic Palm Bay pedestrian crash. Further, we hope for the full recovery of the male pedestrian who was injured.
Each day, there will be about two fatal pedestrian crashes reported in our state. Pedestrian crashes are notable for serious injuries and, in the worst cases, they can be fatal. When a pedestrian crash occurs, a close examination of the scene must be undertaken by authorities in order to determine how the crash took place. In cases where the accident was avoidable, the driver could be held responsible for negligence leading to the collision.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys know what you are experiencing in the aftermath of a serious traffic accident. That is why we will be there for you whenever you need us. To discuss your situation with us, please call any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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