Sarasota, FL (August 5, 2019) - An 82-year-old woman died after being struck by a car in Sarasota on Sunday, August 4th.
Around 4:10 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol responded to US-41 near Myakka Drive. Troopers say that the woman was crossing the street from west to east when she entered the southbound lanes of the highway. As she was crossing the road, she was hit and killed by a vehicle. The driver has been identified only as a 36-year-old woman. The pedestrian was not immediately identified.
The crash caused the road to be closed down for more than four hours while police were at the scene. No additional details are available.
Pedestrian accidents are common throughout Florida. Each year, around 10,000 injuries are reported in collisions between pedestrians and vehicles. A large number of these injury crashes also involve serious injuries or death to the affected pedestrian. Sadly, this crash is an example of the often serious and fatal nature of pedestrian accidents in our state. Our thoughts are with those affected.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida personal injury attorneys understand just how serious a pedestrian accident can be. We will stand up for your legal rights to receive compensation against the negligent motorist responsible for your injuries. Our team is experienced and dedicated and we are standing by to assist you.
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