Delray Beach, FL (November 7, 2021) – A 20-year-old man lost his life in a fatal pedestrian crash that happened on an interstate in Delray Beach on the morning of Saturday, November 6. Reports indicate that the collision took place at around 5:25 a.m.
Sources say that the man was headed northeast on foot on the side of Interstate 95 when he was struck by a vehicle. That vehicle was driven by a 57-year-old man from Lakeworth.
The pedestrian was ejected into the fourth lane of the interstate during the crash. It was there that he was struck by two additional vehicles. Various responders were dispatched to the scene in order to assist the injured victim and investigate the circumstances of the wreck.
The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced deceased on-site, according to information from the Florida Highway Patrol. Police continue to investigate the details of the crash.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone involved.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Many people lose their lives in pedestrian collisions throughout the state of Florida each year. The state’s many tourist attractions and year-round warm weather draw people to want to spend time outside, often traveling by foot and by bicycle. The frequency of pedestrian travel in the Sunshine State puts pedestrians at an increased risk of being involved in an accident.
Close to 400 people lost their lives in Florida pedestrian crashes between January and June of 2019. According to these statistics, Florida is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrian travel in the nation. The many attractions that the Sunshine State has to offer draw millions of people here each year.
Consequently, more traffic accidents take place due to the higher volume of people. Unfortunately, pedestrian collisions in Florida happen often. In a study completed by Smart Growth America, Florida ranks number one out of twenty states that were examined based on how many people are hit and killed by vehicles each year.
Delray Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Negligent drivers constantly put pedestrians at serious risk for injury or even death. If you or a loved one of yours were hit by a vehicle while you were standing, walking, or riding your bike, you should contact a personal injury attorney in Delray Beach. The lawyers at Piedra Law Injury Attorneys can help you get the financial compensation that you deserve after being injured by another person’s negligent actions. We will negotiate with the insurance companies for a full and fair settlement. You can turn to our experienced personal injury lawyers to fight for your legal rights.
The law office of Piedra Law Injury Attorneys consists of an experienced and skilled team of passionate attorneys who work hard to provide justice for victims and the families of the wrongfully deceased. If you have recently lost a loved one in an accident caused by a reckless, careless, or negligent driver, a wrongful death attorney in Delray Beach will be able to hold them responsible for their careless actions. The sad truth is that no matter how vigilant we try to be in ensuring the safety of ourselves and others on the road, we cannot guarantee that other drivers will show us the same mindful consideration.
A skilled lawyer from Piedra Law Injury Attorneys will be able to answer any and all questions you may have. They will help you to navigate the complicated legal process around filing a wrongful death claim and work diligently in order to hold the negligent party responsible for your loss accountable. Contact Piedra Law Injury Attorneys at 855-881-HURT (4878) in order to get in contact with an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida.
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