Fort Pierce, FL – Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash on FL-713Orlando Legal News
Fort Pierce, FL (April 18, 2020) – The Florida Highway Patrol assisted at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash on FL-713 in Fort Pierce.
At the time, an unknown vehicle was headed south on the highway while a pedestrian was walking along the sidewalk. The front of the vehicle struck the pedestrian, tossing him onto the shoulder.
The vehicle did not stop but a passerby came along and found the injured victim. The victim was immediately taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and he was pronounced deceased.
Authorities continue to look for a vehicle with front damage.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Between 2008 and 2017, approximately 5,433 pedestrian fatalities took place within the entire state of Florida. Unfortunately, a large percentage of these accidents are hit-and-run accidents, putting pedestrians at risk. Family members might wonder where they will turn after they have lost somebody close to them in an accident. It is important that they speak with a wrongful death attorney immediately.
Our attorneys at Vaughan Law Group are dedicated to assisting those in need after they have suffered losses in a serious collision. You have a right to gain compensation to help you and your family including lost wages, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. If you have lost somebody close to you, please contact our law firm in Florida at (407) 648-1426 for more information.
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Disclaimer: At Vaughan Law Group, our attorneys wish to provide useful information to families who have found themselves in similar situations after an accident. We would also like to honor victims who have received injuries or have lost their lives in Florida accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.