Pembroke Pines, FL (August 27, 2018) - A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle Saturday evening in Pembroke Pines. At 8:41 pm, police arrived at Pines Boulevard and found Jimmy Garth, 27, suffering from critical injuries. Garth was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The driver in this accident is identified as 37 year old Jalyn Proffitt. Proffitt was driving west on Pines Boulevard when she struck Garth. Garth was attempting to cross the road when he was hit. He was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the crash.
Proffitt remained at the scene and spoke to police. The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Over 10,000 pedestrian accidents took place last year in the State of Florida. Approximately two people per day are killed in Florida pedestrian incidents. Our thoughts are with the family of Jimmy Garth in this time of tragedy.
Pedestrian accidents range from minor up to severe and even deadly. A close examination of the accident scene must be undertaken in order to determine who was at fault in a pedestrian crash. Some factors to consider are whether the pedestrian was in a marked area such as a crosswalk, whether the driver was distracted or impaired and whether any traffic laws were being violated at the time of the crash. If the driver is determined to be negligent, they can be held accountable for the pedestrian's injuries.
At Rubenstein Law, our experienced team of pedestrian accident attorneys can help when you have been hurt by someone else's negligence. For your free consultation give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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