A lot of people in Florida walk to their destinations. The state’s warm weather and sunny days make walking a pleasure most of the time. However, with so many people walking along city streets, the potential for a serious or fatal accident between vehicles and pedestrians increases, as was the case in a recent crash that claimed the life of an elderly woman.
The collision occurred around 8:40 a.m. on April 27. The accident happened on U.S. Route 192 and St. Cloud Village Court. An 87-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene.
Reports say a 31-year-old driver was behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck the elderly woman, but the type of vehicle was not reported. It was also not mentioned when exactly the driver called police regarding the accident, and police are still investigating the accident. Apparently, the elderly woman was trying to cross the road when she was hit, and the driver purportedly hit her as he or she was changing lanes.
Legal recourse for victim’s family
Should the evidence suggest that the driver was acting negligently or was distracted when he or she struck the pedestrian, the surviving family members of the deceased can pursue a wrongful death claim against the individual. Affected parties will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida as soon as possible. A lawyer will analyze all aspects of the claim and work diligently to help surviving family members obtain the maximum amount of compensation for their loss.