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Lake City, FL – Pedestrian Crash at US 41 and SW High St

Lake City, FL (January 12, 2020) – Around 4:15 a.m. this morning, a pedestrian crash took place at the intersection of US-41 and Southwest High Street in Lake City.

According to police, 25-year-old Eugene Farmer Jr. was walking across the southbound lane of traffic when he was suddenly struck by a Dodge van being driven by a 41-year-old woman from Lake City.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Farmer tragically died at the scene of the accident.

No charges have been issued but the accident remains under investigation.

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

Pedestrian Accidents in Florida 

Pedestrians lose their lives every week in Florida accidents. In fact, in 2016, it was reported that 35 pedestrians lost their lives in pedestrian accidents in Jacksonville and hundreds more died throughout the entirety of the state. Pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable to serious accidents, which is why it is imperative that you have a skilled wrongful death attorney on your side.

At Sheftall & Associates, our accident attorneys have worked compassionately and fought aggressively to protect the rights of victims involved in serious Florida accidents. We understand how challenging it can be as a family member to lose somebody you love unexpectedly in one of these accidents. If you have lost a loved one and you are unsure of how to move forward, please contact our law firm in Florida at (904) 638-7712 for more information on your legal options.

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.