Port St Lucie, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Crash at Intersection of US-1 & Spanish Lakes Rd
Port St Lucie, FL (January 14, 2021) – Authorities were dispatched to the site of a fatal pedestrian crash late Sunday evening, January 10, in the Port Saint Lucie area. At approximately 10:42 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the fatal collision that took place at the intersection of US-1 and Spanish Lakes Road.
Reports indicate that one person was struck by a vehicle at the busy intersection. Authorities have not released the details surrounding how the accident occurred. All northbound lanes of the intersection were blocked while first responders worked on the injured pedestrian at the scene. The victim was pronounced deceased a short time later.
At this time, the identity of the pedestrian and the others involved have been made public. FHP is continuing to investigate this accident.
Drivers in the area were asked to utilize alternate routes.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family or families of the deceased at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
According to A Safer Florida, the Sunshine State has the highest pedestrian death rate in the nation. This could also be due to the fact that Florida possesses one of the highest populations in the nation which, in turn, makes for high accident rates.
Between 2005 and 2014, 46,149 individuals across the United States lost their lives due to fatal pedestrian accidents. During this same timespan, 5,142 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in Florida. This means that Florida accounted for approximately 11% of the pedestrian fatality rate in the nation from 2005 to 2014.
Pedestrians are at an increased risk of suffering severe and/or fatal injuries in traffic accidents due to being totally unprotected while traveling alongside much larger, faster vehicles. The consequences of serious pedestrian accidents can be extremely overwhelming and negatively affect multiple areas of a person’s life, including their physical, mental, emotional, and financial health. When a person is killed in a negligently caused pedestrian crash, it is crucial that their family seek legal guidance from a qualified and skilled Florida wrongful death attorney at their earliest convenience. Family members could qualify for financial compensation in order to pay for things like outstanding medical bills, funeral costs, and other costs associated with their loved one’s accident.
If you or someone you love has recently been injured in a Florida pedestrian accident, a Florida personal injury attorney will be able to inform you of your existing legal rights toward monetary compensation. Generally speaking, when someone acts in a negligent or careless manner that results in injuries to another person, under the legal principle of “negligence” the careless party will be legally liable for any resulting harm. When you seek the assistance of a compassionate and skilled traffic accident attorney in Florida, they will be able to elaborate on this existing legality and help you to better understand your rights as an accident victim injured by negligence.
The Florida personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis have been assisting injured accident victims and their families get the compensation they deserve for decades. For more than 40 years, our trusted legal team has been working tirelessly to provide those injured in negligently caused accidents and their families with just financial compensation and peace of mind after dealing with arduous and lengthy accident aftermath. Call our law firm today in order to speak with a specialist concerning your case, and to be connected with an experienced Florida accident attorney. No one should ever be forced to pay for being injured, especially when their injuries were the result of another person’s carelessness. Call us today at 954-566-9919 in order to get started on your own personal injury case.
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