Pasco County, FL (February 12, 2019) - A man from Hudson is dead after being struck by several vehicles on State Road 52. The crash took place on Sunday, February 10th.
Authorities report that 59-year-old Jay Howard Kimmel was trying to cross SR 52 just after midnight when he walked into oncoming traffic. Kimmel was initially struck by a 2016 Kia Optima. After the first crash, he was hit by a 2010 Toyota Yaris and then again by a 2008 Mercedes CIS550. Kimmel died at the crash scene. There is no word on whether the drivers remained at the scene.
Police continue to investigate how the crash occurred. Alcohol has been ruled out as a factor but, at this time, no charges have been filed.
Fatal pedestrian accidents take place in Florida about twice per day. Our state typically ranks among the most deadly states in the nation for pedestrians with a large number of serious and fatal pedestrian accidents taking place on our roadways annually. Pedestrian accidents are more likely than other types of accidents to involve death or serious injury to the victims.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Florida pedestrian crash that was not your fault, it is imperative for you to consult with an experienced Florida pedestrian attorney regarding your legal rights. Especially in cases of serious accidents, you must protect your right to receive full compensation from the negligent driver that caused the collision.
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