Hollywood, FL – Pedestrian Killed in Crash with Semi-Truck on Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL (October 24, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed following a crash with a semi-truck in Hollywood. The crash happened around 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23 along Hollywood Boulevard near Interstate 95.
Police and rescue crews responded to the scene just after the crash occurred. According to reports from officials, a pedestrian in a wheelchair was near the roadway when they were hit by the passing truck. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Officials have not identified the victim at this time. There were no additional injuries reported in the crash. The driver of the truck remained at the scene following the accident.
Police are still conducting an investigation at this time. There is no additional information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic pedestrian accident in Hollywood.
Florida Pedestrian Crashes
Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the country for pedestrians. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, Florida is one of five states in the nation that accounts for about 50% of all fatal pedestrian accidents. Fatal pedestrian crashes take place, on average, about twice per day in our state, and there are about 600 lives lost in pedestrian accidents in Florida each year. Unfortunately, pedestrians are frequently injured or killed in crashes on our roadways. This is because pedestrians have no protection from the force and impact of a crash. Further, pedestrian crashes often take place at high speed, resulting in more serious injuries.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a pedestrian accident in Florida, it is important to have a full understanding of your legal rights. Given the seriousness of many pedestrian accidents, you are likely to have high medical costs and missed time from work. This can affect you tremendously. Beyond suffering from the pain of the accident, you can also suffer serious financial effects if you are not able to recover the compensation that you deserve following the accident. It is therefore important to obtain the services of a Florida pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible following the crash.
At Boone and Davis, our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys are here for you during your time of need. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we assist crash victims and their families throughout South Florida. We have more than 40 years of experience assisting clients with all types of injury claims. During that time, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for individuals who were hurt at the hands of negligent drivers. If you find yourself in the position, we would be honored to assist you as well.
If you are in need of help following a crash, give us a call. We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. There is no financial obligation to you as we handle most accident claims on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe us any money unless you recover. To schedule your appointment, please contact Boone & Davis using the link on our website or call us at 954-566-9919.
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