Saint Augustine, FL (March 14, 2019) - A Saint Augustine man is dead after being hit by a truck on Thursday, March 14th. The fatal crash took place around 6:55 a.m. on State Road 207.
According to reports, 43-year-old Charles Butler was traveling eastbound on SR-207 in a 2018 Nissan Titan pickup truck. At the same time, an unidentified pedestrian was attempting to cross the road and walking northbound when he was struck by the front right side of the truck. He was critically injured and taken to Orange Park Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The man is believed to have been in his mid-to-late 30s.
Traffic investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol are still investigating the crash, and toxicology and autopsy results are pending. Any charges will be filed at the conclusion of the investigation.
Our sympathies are with the family of the pedestrian killed in this State Road 207 crash. Each day, there are about two fatal pedestrian accidents reported across our state. In many cases, pedestrian accidents will involve death or serious injury to victims. When a pedestrian crash occurs, police must closely investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident. If the collision was avoidable, then charges can be filed and the driver can be held legally responsible for any damages and injuries that they have caused.
At Rubenstein Law, we understand how serious and devastating a Florida pedestrian crash can be. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries, please contact us at 1-800 FL-Legal for your free consultation.
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