Satellite Beach, FL (November 4, 2018) - An 82-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle on State Road A1A. The incident took place on Friday, November 3rd around 7:30 pm.
Police say that the man, a resident of Merritt Island, attempted to cross SR A1A when he struck by a vehicle traveling southbound. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. The driver, who has not been identified, remained on scene and cooperated with the law enforcement investigation. Police do not believe that impairment played a role in the crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating this crash. At this time, there is no word on whether the driver is expected to face any charges.
On any given day, there will be approximately two fatal pedestrian crashes in Florida. Investigating officers will initially decide how the crash occurred and also whether the accident could have been prevented. Pedestrian crashes take place for a variety of reasons, including:
- Speeding or other violation of traffic laws
- Pedestrian error
At this time, there is not enough information available to determine how this crash occurred. Our thoughts go out to the family of the deceased victim.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent driver, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys are there for you. At Rubenstein Law, we seek to help our clients recover maximum compensation fo their injuries. To speak with an attorney any time, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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