Sarasota, FL (November 5, 2018) - The pedestrian killed in a crash on I-75 has been identified by authorities.
Brett Cangelosi, 41, was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on the interstate on Tuesday, October 30th. According to Florida Highway Patrol, Cangelosi was lying in the roadway around 11:30 pm near exit 205. A vehicle ran over Cangelosi while he was in the road. The vehicle stopped and remained at the scene following the incident. Cangelosi was pronounced dead at the scene and the road was closed for several hours while an investigation took place.
At this time, troopers continue to investigate the accident. The driver involved has not been identified.
Florida has high numbers of pedestrian incidents. In the first half of 2016, nearly 300 people were struck by vehicles. This number puts our state near the top of the nationwide numbers in terms of pedestrian accidents.
With pedestrian-related accidents on the rise, it is important for drivers to keep in mind that they must always be aware and alert to their surroundings while driving. A moment of distraction can lead to an accident with irreversible consequences. Pedestrians must also be mindful of drivers and ensure that they only cross streets and highways when it is safe to do so. Pedestrians should walk as far away from the roadway as possible.
At Rubenstein Law, our pedestrian accident attorneys can help when you have been hurt in a crash that was not your fault. To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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