Sarasota, FL (November 1, 2018) - A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle on Tuesday, October 30th. The incident occurred in the center lane of I-75, near Clark Road.
Around 11:30 pm, Florida Highway Patrol responded to a call for assistance at the location. When troopers arrived, they discovered the pedestrian suffering from critical injuries. The pedestrian was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene and has not been identified at this time. The driver of the vehicle did stop to cooperate with authorities following the crash.
The southbound lanes of I-75 remained closed for several hours due to an ongoing investigation. The lanes have since reopened but the crash remains under investigation.
Approximately two pedestrians die in crashes on Florida streets and highways each day. Pedestrian crashes, such as this one, are often very serious in nature. Pedestrian accidents are more likely to happen late at night or early in the morning, along poorly lit roadways or on places such as highways where pedestrians are not typically found. Both pedestrians and drivers have a legal duty to care for their own safety and ensure that they are not negligent leading to a collision. This crash will require further investigation.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a Florida pedestrian crash, the Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to assist you. We help innocent pedestrians receive the compensation they deserve. To speak with us for free, call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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