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Pedestrian Dies in Marion County Crash

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 19, 2020

Members of the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a pedestrian accident that took place within Marion County on the night of Sunday, March 15th. Early reports are all that we have to go on so far, but they do provide a fairly detailed depiction of just what took place during Sunday night. It began shortly before 9:30, when a woman was on foot and walking close to State Road 200.

It is not clear if the woman had reached the intersection, but the reports suggested that they were near to the place where State Road 200 and SW 69th Court Road intersect. The woman, described by authorities as being 43-years-old, decided at a certain point to cross the street. Again, the reports failed to include certain essential pieces of information such as whether or not the area where the pedestrian chose to cross included a sidewalk or if it was in a place where drivers are not at all expecting people to be walking.

At the same time that the 43-year-old stepped off of the curb and began to walk across the road, an 82-year-old Ocala resident was behind the wheel of a 2018 Ford Edge, traveling down State Road 200’s eastern lanes. It is not clear if the 82-year-old saw the woman before he collided with her, and it is further unclear if the woman noticed the car before she entered the lane down which it was traveling. What we do know is that the car struck the woman with considerable force, immediately inflicting fatal injuries upon her.

The driver remained at the scene while emergency response crews, including emergency medical personnel, rushed to the area. When they arrived, they found there was nothing more they could do for the woman and she was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.

The Florida Highway Patrol conducted an initial investigation during which they determined that neither the 83-year-old nor the 43-year-old was intoxicated at the time of the collision. It was not immediately clear if speed or any other contributing factors were involved present.

While the investigation remains ongoing, there is no indication as to whether or not any charges are expected to be filed against the driver of the Ford Edge.


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