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Pedestrian Sitting in Travel Lane Killed in Brevard County Crash

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on February 4, 2019

Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are working together in order to ascertain the exact reasons behind a crash that killed a pedestrian in Brevard County on Saturday, February 2nd. Early reports state that the incident took place on U.S. 1, close to the intersection of Barefoot Boulevard, and that it happened sometime around 8:40 on Saturday evening.

At this time, an 86-year-old individual was driving their vehicle down the southern lanes of U.S. 1, just south of Snug Harbor Way, and before the Barefoot Boulevard intersection. For reasons that are not clear, at this same time, a 30-year-old person was sitting inside of the travel lanes of southbound U.S. 1. It is believed that this person was facing north, which means that they were looking directly at the oncoming traffic.

It is not known if the 80-year-old motorist noticed the pedestrian sitting in the roadway or if the encroaching twilight resulted in the seated person becoming obscured in shadows. What does seem clear is that the driver of the car either failed to see the pedestrian or was not able to swerve in time after seeing them. The car then collided with the 30-year-old, inflicting extremely severe injuries on them in the process.

We do not know if it was the driver of the car who called the authorities or if a witness to the scene was the first to contact the police, but soon after the crash numerous emergency response teams were at the scene. These teams included paramedics and EMTs who began to immediately assist the pedestrian. Unfortunately, due to the severity of the injuries that this person sustained as a result of the crash they were declared dead. It is not known if they were taken to a hospital beforehand or if they were declared dead at the scene of the accident itself.

The driver of the car remained at the scene and cooperated with the initial investigation from the Florida Highway Patrol. It is not believed that any charges are currently pending against this person. It is possible that this will change as the result of the ongoing investigation.

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