A woman from Newton, Iowa was run over by a vehicle, which led to severe injuries and the taking of her life.
The Lauterdale-By-The-Sea pedestrian accident took place today. 24-year-old Kayla Cockerton from Newton, Iowa was on vacation with 29-year-old Stephen Elliot at the time of the incident. They were involved in the incident when they were traveling to their hotel for the vacation.
The two had spent the night at a Fort Lauderdale Bar and then took a cab to their hotel on Ocean Boulevard in Lauterdale-By-The-Sea. When they got to the hotel, Cockerton got out of the cab. Elliot was trying to pay for the cab fare. He started to look around and then saw Cockerton lying on the driveway near the hotel.
Cockerton was run over by a vehicle that was driving around in the circular driveway at the hotel. By the time first responders arrived at the scene, Cockerton had died due to her injuries.
The accident is still being investigated at this time.
Crashes involving pedestrians are more common than you may have originally thought. These accidents take the lives of 2 people every day, many times due to the negligence of other parties.
To those who have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident, we offer our most sincere condolences. Injuries and fatal accidents can overwhelm people’s lives when they or a loved one have been involved in an accident. Reach us today for more information on how we can help you at Rubenstein Law.
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