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Pedestrian accidents: Early morning crash kills pedestrian

Pedestrians in Florida are vulnerable because of the lack of protection. While cars and trucks have features like airbags and seat belts to protect them, pedestrians are completely exposed to the impact. Pedestrian accidents can be deadly, even if struck by a small automobile at a slow speed.

The risks pedestrians take when they cross busy roads were underscored by a fatal accident that occurred in South Fort Myers in the early hours of a recent Thursday. According to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol, the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle that was driven by a 59-year-old Cape Coral resident. Officers say this driver claimed that he did not notice the pedestrian crossing the roadway.

The impact of the car was such that the pedestrian died at the accident scene. Authorities closed the road in both directions during their investigation. It is not yet clear what the circumstances were that led to the crash, whether the pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk or whether there were any other injuries reported. Reportedly, charges are pending the conclusion of the investigation.

While the surviving family members of a deceased pedestrian may have grounds for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, it may be a complicated process. The biggest challenge in most pedestrian accidents is establishing negligence -- especially when the incident occurred at a time when there might have been few witnesses around. The process can be made much easier with the support and guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney who can navigate the legal proceeding on behalf of the family.

Source: winknews.com, "Pedestrian killed in south Fort Myers crash", Rachel Ravina, Sept. 7, 2017

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