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Alachua, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on I-75 Leads to Arrest

Alachua, FL (February 23, 2020) – Around 5 p.m. on February 22, a fatal pedestrian accident took place on I-75 that led to the arrest of one person.

The crash took place when a 44-year-old man was driving a Ford F-350 truck south on the highway in Alachua. His girlfriend, identified as a 48-year-old woman, was hanging onto the passenger door and being dragged by the vehicle.

The woman eventually lost her grip while he dragged her along, which is when she was run over by the right rear tire of his truck. She was immediately taken to a local hospital but was pronounced deceased while there.

Around 2 a.m. this morning, police were able to locate the suspect and he was arrested for leaving the scene of a crime and various other charges.

The Florida Highway Patrol continues its investigation of the accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

Approximately 31 lives are taken in serious accidents every week in Florida, some of which involve pedestrians. Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they are most likely to endure some of the most catastrophic harm in the event of an accident. Family members of victims might wonder what options are available after losing somebody in one of these serious accidents. It is imperative that they speak with a wrongful death attorney in their time of need.

At Sheftall & Associates, our accident attorneys have assisted numerous victims of horrific accidents over the years. We are fully dedicated to helping you achieve compensation for aspects like lost wages, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more as you and your family attempt to move forward. If you have suffered losses in one of these accidents, please contact our skilled attorneys at (904) 638-7712 for the help you deserve.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Jacksonville and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.