Volusia County, FL (September 6, 2018) - A woman died while walking along US 92 on Wednesday night. The incident took place around 9:40 pm. According to Florida Highway Patrol, 36 year old Kristen Trull attempted to cross US 92 with an acquaintance. While she and the acquaintance were crossing the road, they were struck by a vehicle traveling in the westbound lanes.
Trull died from injuries sustained in the impact. FHP is still looking for the suspect vehicle, which is believed to a white Ford. The vehicle should have heavy damage to its front end from the collision. Police are urging anyone with information to call the Florida Highway Patrol at 407-737-2213.
Our thoughts are with the family of Kristen Trull following this tragic crash. Over 3,000 people were killed in Florida car accidents in 2016. A driver involved in a crash is required to remain at the scene to cooperate with law enforcement officials.
The driver in this accident chose to break the law by fleeing after the collision. When law enforcement apprehends the driver, they will face a series of legal issues including criminal charges as well as a potential wrongful death suit associated with the collision.
Hit-and-run accidents present many complicated legal issues and finding compensation in the aftermath of these accidents can be difficult. An experienced personal injury attorney can help. At Rubenstein Law, our attorneys have handled numerous hit-and-run crashes and can help you when things may seem hopeless.
For a free consultation, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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