Pedestrian Killed by Forklift at Hotel in Daytona Beach Shores
A 62-year-old woman sustained fatal injuries earlier this week after she was struck by a forklift in the parking lot of a Daytona Beach Shores hotel located on South Atlantic Atlantic Avenue, reported local authorities.
According to a statement released by Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety Director Chief Michael Fowler, it was approximately 1:45 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023, when a forklift driver with a construction company was delivering roofing materials to the Beach Haven Inn at 2115 South Atlantic Avenue in order to repair damage that had occurred during Hurricane Ian.
Officials indicate that as the forklift was transporting the supplies from a truck to the construction site, it ran over 62-year-old pedestrian Susan Brock who was walking across the hotel’s parking lot at the time. “The driver has told us that he was looking between the two loads…there was a small space between the two loads…and that he was looking there, and he never saw the pedestrian. Unfortunately, when somebody told him to stop he backed up and most likely ran over her again,” said Mr. Fowler.
Emergency management teams were dispatched to the scene of the deadly pedestrian accident and immediately transported Susan Brock to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. She arrived as a trauma alert with severe injuries and passed away shortly afterwards.
Since the deadly accident took place at a construction site, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been called and will work in conjunction with the Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety to complete the investigation. The driver of the forklift has been in full cooperation and said that he never saw the pedestrian.
The 62-year-old victim, who also lived at the beachfront hotel, leaves behind several family members, including a 20-year relationship with her fiancé. They were scheduled to be married next month.
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