Port Richey, FL (March 16, 2019) - A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a vehicle on Friday, March 15th. The crash took place around 10:00 p.m., at the intersection of Ridge Road and Custom Boulevard.
The Florida Highway Patrol arrived at the crash scene to investigate. According to troopers, 56-year-old Donna Goldberg was walking along the roadway when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Steven Durfee, 69. Goldberg suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. Durfee remained at the scene following the crash. Police have not said exactly how the crash took place.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Each day in Florida, there will be about two fatal pedestrian crashes reported. Our thoughts go out to the friends and loved ones of Donna Goldberg in this tragic Port Richey crash. We understand how difficult it is to cope with the loss of a loved one following a Florida traffic accident.
Pedestrians must always remember to use care and caution when walking along Florida's streets and highways. Statistics tell us that pedestrian accidents are among the most likely incidents to cause death or serious bodily injury. Pedestrians are especially at risk when they are walking in poorly-lit areas or at night or during early morning hours when driver visibility is typically at its lowest point.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys understand just how serious a pedestrian accident can be. That is why we are here for you when you have been hurt by the negligence of a third party. For your free consultation and case evaluation, please call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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