Two SUVs Strike and Kill Pedestrian in Brevard County
Officers with the Florida Highway Patrol working out of Brevard County were left searching for the driver of a car after a fatal accident involving a pedestrian quickly turned into a hit-and-run. Reports from the FHP indicated that the incident took place close to 10:00 at night, on Tuesday, October 20th. Shortly before this time, a 39-year-old person from Cocoa was walking along Clearlake Road when they decided to enter the street.
The area where the woman chose to cross is close to the intersection between Clearlake Road and Atkinson Street, but reports failed to indicate whether or not the pedestrian was walking through the intersection itself or if they had begun crossing the street at a different location. At the same time as the pedestrian was crossing the roadway, an SUV approached traveling down the southern lanes of Clearlake. Witnesses told authorities that as the SUV neared them, the pedestrian became alarmed and unable to decide which way to run. As a result, they remained still. The driver of this SUV apparently failed to notice the pedestrian in time to avoid a collision, and the vehicle struck the woman.
The driver of this SUV, a 36-year-old from Cocoa, stopped their vehicle and was in the process of contacting emergency services when a second SUV traveling down Clearlake, struck the now injured pedestrian, and then fled from the scene. Witnesses to the crash told authorities that the second vehicle was a white, four-door sedan. They also stated that the sedan had tinted windows. Both pieces of information will be of use as the police search for the individual behind the wheel of this car.
After the pedestrian was struck by the second car, a witness rushed to their side and began trying to offer them immediate assistance. According to this individual, the pedestrian was non-responsive at this time.
When emergency medical personnel reached the scene, the pedestrian was still alive, although badly injured. They were rushed from the crash site to a nearby hospital, but were reported as deceased shortly after arriving.
Authorities are encouraging anyone with any information regarding the crash to contact the local Crimeline.
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.