Ocala, FL – Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash on NE Jacksonville RdOrlando Legal News
Ocala, FL (July 19, 2020) – Around 8:35 p.m. on Friday night, July 17, a hit-and-run pedestrian crash happened in Ocala.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident took place late at night on the shoulder of Northeast Jacksonville Road in the area of Northeast 37th Lane.
When police arrived, they found a pedestrian on the roadway who had injuries that are consistent with being struck by a motor vehicle. The pedestrian, who was still alive, was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center with traumatic injuries by paramedics. They remain in serious condition at this time.
FHP is still looking into information regarding the accident and the driver who was responsible. The investigation into the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Hit-and-run accidents are at their highest in Florida, and pedestrian accidents are also more common here than many other states. In fact, according to recent statistics, Florida had the third-highest rate of fatalities caused by pedestrian accidents in the U.S. In 2013, approximately 476 pedestrians lost their lives, which means that about 20% of pedestrian fatalities took place in Florida alone than any other state. Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they are more likely to sustain some of the most catastrophic and even fatal injuries in the event of an accident. If a driver flees the scene after an accident, a pedestrian is more likely to be left with severe injuries and no medical attention for a period of time, which can be extremely detrimental to their health.
Pedestrians have many options after they have been injured in an accident that is not their fault. From the moment that you have been involved in one of these accidents, it is crucial that you seek medical attention for your injuries. After you have received treatment and have a plan of care in place, it is important that you speak with a knowledgeable attorney who has handled cases like these in the past. With the help of an attorney, you may find that you can receive the compensation you deserve as you navigate the legal system and work on your recovery.
At Vaughan Law Group, our pedestrian accident attorneys are dedicated to helping those in need after they have been injured in an accident that is not their fault. Pedestrians are more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, organ damage, and more. On top of that, pedestrians are more likely to lose their lives. The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can follow you through life, which is why you should always speak with a personal injury attorney. Please contact an accident attorney in Florida that you can rely on at (407) 648-1426.
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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.