Oakland Park, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Crash on N Powerline Rd
Oakland Park, FL (January 11, 2021) – A fatal pedestrian accident occurred in Oakland Park on Friday, January 8, at 8:45 p.m.
The accident took place in the 3800 block of North Powerline Road when a silver 2002 Honda Civic struck a pedestrian at the intersection on North Powerline.
Oakland Park Fire Rescue as well as the Broward Sheriff’s Office responded to the call concerning the crash. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver who struck the pedestrian was identified as Herman Mantock, 43, of Wilton Manors. He remained at the crash site and cooperated with law enforcement. A crash investigation will be carried out by local police.
No further information has been released at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time.
Pedestrian Crashes in Florida
A traffic accident in Florida occurs approximately once every 84 seconds or over 1,000 times per day, according to information provided by the Florida Department of Transportation. Pedestrian accidents take the lives of hundreds of people per year. Studies show that those involved in Florida pedestrian crashes are more likely to be killed than those involved in pedestrian crashes in any other state in the nation. According to statistics compiled concerning traffic accidents in the United States, approximately 94% are caused by driver negligence and/or distraction.
Auto accidents in Florida can occur for many different reasons, but currently, the leading cause is distracted driving, specifically texting and driving. This dangerous and negligent driver behavior accounts for nearly a quarter of all car accidents in the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, about 94% of auto accidents in the US are the result of some form of driver negligence.
Florida is ranked as one of the most dangerous states to travel through due to its high accident-fatality rate. However, Florida is one of the most highly-populated states in the nation, which directly correlates with its statistical values.
Being injured in a Florida car accident can be a very frightening, draining, and stressful experience. You could be dealing with a multitude of different issues after your involvement in an injurious car crash in Florida. Debilitating pain could result from being injured in an incident of this magnitude, as well as mental stress and anguish depending on the circumstances and severity of the wreck.
A personal injury attorney in Florida will be able to help you better understand your existing legal rights as well as exercise them in order to collect full and fair compensation in order to cover things like medical bills, mental health bills, funeral costs when applicable, and more.
Contact a Florida car accident attorney today in order to get started on your own personal injury claim if you are under the impression that your injuries were the result of another person’s carelessness while on the road. The skilled and experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis have been successfully preserving and protecting the rights of those injured in Florida traffic accidents for decades and are passionate about providing our clients with the most significant compensation possible.
Call our law firm today at (813) 544-7096 for more information on how you can successfully move forward from your injuries and losses you may have incurred in a recent traffic collision caused by carelessness.
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