Putnam County, FL (May 11, 2019) - A 31-year-old woman died in a hit-and-run collision early this morning on US-17.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash. Troopers located the victim lying on a grassy shoulder along the eastbound lanes of the roadway. She was later identified as Lindsey Walker, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Walker was walking northbound on US-17 when she was hit by a vehicle that was also traveling northbound. The vehicle fled the area following the collision.
Troopers are still investigating and there is no further information available at this time.
We extend our condolences to the family of Lindsey Walker. Losing a loved one to a traffic accident is heartbreaking and devastating for a family, and we certainly understand how difficult it is to move forward when your family has been torn apart by the actions of a motorist on our roadways.
Hit-and-run crashes account for about 25% of all reported accidents in our state; annually, there are more than 100,000 hit-and-run accidents. While not all of these collisions will involve injury, many of them do. In this crash, it appears as though the driver was negligent by striking a pedestrian who was walking on the shoulder of the roadway at the time of the crash. When a driver's negligence leads directly to the death of an innocent person, the victim's next-of-kin possesses the right to bring a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver.
The Florida wrongful death attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here when you need us. For your free consultation, please call us 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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