Stuart, FL – One Killed, One Hurt in Pedestrian Crash on U.S. 1
Stuart, FL (June 20, 2021) – One pedestrian was killed and another suffered critical injuries after a crash that took place in Stuart early Sunday morning. The collision happened just after 4:00 a.m. on U.S. Highway 1 near Holly Street.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash. According to troopers, a 28-year-old and a 31-year-old man were attempting to cross the street when they were hit by a pickup truck that was driven by a 30-year-old woman from Stuart. The two men, who were identified as being from Guatemala, were seriously injured in the crash. One of the men was later pronounced dead while the other was treated for serious injuries. The driver stopped on the emergency shoulder of the roadway and remained at the scene.
Police are currently investigating the accident at this time. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. No further information is available.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to everyone affected by this fatal pedestrian crash in Stuart. We hope that the injured victim is able to make a complete recovery.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 9,736 reported pedestrian crashes in our state in 2019. From these crashes, 734 fatalities were reported, placing Florida near the top of all national statistics for fatal pedestrian accidents. In addition to the fatalities, there were more than 6,500 reported injuries with more than 1,500 injuries considered to be incapacitating. From these numbers, it is clear that a Florida pedestrian accident can lead to life-changing consequences both for the victim as well as their family. Sadly, many victims of pedestrian accidents in Florida are killed or injured due to the actions of negligent motorists and are not at fault for the crash themselves.
If you or a family member have been affected by a Florida pedestrian crash, you may have valuable legal rights. If your loved one was killed in a crash that was someone else’s fault, it is important to speak with a skilled Florida wrongful death attorney right away. Under Florida law, family members may be entitled to bring a claim for wrongful death to recover compensation for funeral and medical bills, loss of consortium, lost wages, and more. At Boone & Davis Law, we have handled numerous fatal accident claims and we know what it takes to get the job done. From the beginning of your case until the end, we will fight for you every step of the way.
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