Middleburg, FL - Woman Fatally Struck on Co Rd 218

Middleburg, FL (March 1, 2020) - The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a deadly pedestrian accident involving an 81-year-old woman in Middleburg on Friday morning, February 28th. Louise Gonzales was reportedly struck by two vehicles near the intersection of County Road 218 near Country Estates Road at around 5 a.m. Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Initial reports from FHP reported that Gonzales was crossing County Road 218 when she was struck by a Ford Ranger. She then fell into the eastbound lane, where she was hit again by a Honda Insight. The area of the roadway was closed following the crash and all transportation to Wilkinson Elementary School was suspended.

No other injuries were reported. FHP is currently handling the investigation into the cause of the accident. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Louise Gonzalez at this time.

Deadly Florida Pedestrian Accidents

When a pedestrian is struck by a careless driver, they are susceptible to suffering from severe and life-threatening injuries. Thousands of pedestrians are involved in collisions with motor vehicles each year. In just 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 4,400 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic accidents. 

All drivers have a duty of care to prevent causing serious injuries to those who share the road. When a pedestrian is killed in a crash, their surviving family members have to handle the traumatic aftermath. A skilled Florida wrongful death attorney can help family members recover after the loss of a loved one.

At Sheftall & Associates, we understand the difficulty of losing a beloved family member. We’ve helped countless families obtain financial compensation, holding a reckless driver accountable for their role in a fatal crash. Give us a call at (904) 638-7712 to see how we can help. 

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