State Road A1A Pedestrian Accident
In late August, a woman was trying to cross a busy area of State Road A1A when she was struck by a car and died. She was hit by a grey Chevrolet sedan on a Sunday night. This accident is tragic, and even more upsetting is the fact that it is the third pedestrian accident to take place in the same area of the highway over the past four months.
The nephew of Buddhism’s most revered leader was killed recently when he was walking along a roadway. He was trying to raise awareness about Tibetans trying to regain their independence from China. The 45-year-old nephew of the Dalai Lama was walking along State Road A1A around 7:30 p.m. on February 14 when a sports utility vehicle struck and killed him. Florida Highway Patrol officers say a 31-year-old Palm Coast man drove the SUV, but he has not been charged in connection with the fatal pedestrian accident. This stretch of S.R. A1A is especially notorious as a bicyclist was struck and killed nearby in September 2010.