St. Augustine Beach, FL (March 5, 2019) - A woman from Interlachen suffered critical injuries after being hit by a car on State Road A1A around 10:15 p.m. on Monday, March 4th.
The Florida Highway Patrol was dispatched to the crash near Pope Road. The victim of the collision was identified as 19-year-old Rainy Georgia Dawn Smith. Troopers report that an Acura Integra, driven by 51-year-old Harry Brownett, of St. Augustine, struck Smith. Smith was taken by ambulance to UF Health Jacksonville with critical injuries. Brownett was not hurt in the crash.
Authorities are still investigating at this time. Alcohol has been ruled out as a factor, although charges are pending. No further information is available at this time.
About two pedestrians per day will lose their lives in Florida car accidents. Pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere at any time. Many serious and fatal pedestrian crashes occur in areas such as highways and areas that are poorly-lit, where drivers either have difficulty seeing a pedestrian or fail to take proper precautions to avoid hitting a pedestrian in an area where the pedestrian is not normally expected to be. Further investigation will be done to determine who was at fault in this case and whether the crash could have been avoided through the exercise of reasonable care by the driver.
The Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law understand how serious a pedestrian crash can be. We have seen firsthand the damage and devastation caused by pedestrian accidents. If you have been hurt or have lost a loved one to a pedestrian crash, please contact us any time at 1-800 FL-Legal for your free case evaluation.
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