Palatka, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving Dog on US-17Sheftall Law
Palatka, FL (February 25, 2020) – Around 6:30 p.m. on February 24, a woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident on US-17 while chasing after her dog.
The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that the collision took place on the US-17 around the area of Gordon Wilkinson Road, north of Palatka.
A Jeep Commander was traveling south when the woman ran into the road chasing her dog. The driver of the vehicle, a 53-year-old man, claimed that he was unable to stop in time.
The woman was struck and died at the scene of the accident. Her name has not yet been released.
The driver of the Jeep stopped after the crash and has been working with the police on their investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
In 2016 alone, it was reported that 35 pedestrians were killed in Jacksonville alone, with hundreds of these fatalities occurring within the state of Florida. Losing a loved one to a sudden pedestrian accident might be one of the most difficult things that you have ever faced. Family members are urged to seek the help of a wrongful death attorney who can assist them throughout these devastating times.
At Sheftall & Associates, our accident attorneys have diligently assisted numerous victims after they have been harmed in a collision that is not their fault. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after an accident on emotional, physical, and financial levels. We are here to protect your rights at this time. Please contact our skilled accident attorneys at (904) 638-7712 to find out how we can assist you.
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