An unnamed man was attempting to cross South Washington Avenue in Titusville when he was struck by a car and killed on Monday night. The Florida Highway Patrol has issued an official statement that covers all the information about the incident that has been made public at this time. According to their report, the accident took place shortly before 9:30 when the man, about whom little is currently known, left the sidewalk bordering South Washington Avenue and tried to weave through the oncoming traffic as he crossed the busy street.
As he made his way, a 2015 Dodge Ram, driven by an unnamed man from Rockledge, came down the road. This all took place along the 5200 block of South Washington Avenue. It is not clear whether or not the driver of the Dodge Ram saw the pedestrian and attempted to avoid him or if the whole scene unfolded as a result of the pedestrian’s remaining unspotted by the driver of the car. Either way, the Dodge Ram struck the walking man. Emergency response teams showed up shortly afterwards and transported the badly injured individual to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, the work of the authorities was not enough to save the man and he was pronounced dead almost two hours after arriving at the medical facility. Neither the driver of the Dodge Ram nor his two passengers were injured as a result of the collision.
Florida Highway Patrol officers are working with other authorities to try and unravel the events that led to this fatal accident that led to this man’s death. No charges are yet believed to have been filed and it is not certain whether or not this is because the police believe the driver of the Dodge to be wholly innocent or if they are waiting until the conclusion of the preliminary investigation before indicting any specific individual.
Pedestrian accidents are a somewhat common occurrence on our Florida roads. The reasons for this are numerous and would be difficult to outline in our brief column here, but it is important for all drivers—as well as all pedestrians—to keep in mind that a car is vastly more powerful and deadly than a person on foot, and that when the one collides with the other the results are usually disastrous.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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