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Palatka, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving Truck on FL-100

Palatka, FL (January 23, 2020) – Early this morning around 6 a.m., one person was killed following a fatal pedestrian accident involving a garbage truck on FL-100.

The Mack dump truck was headed south on FL-100 when it suddenly struck a 32-year-old man who was walking south alongside the road. Police confirmed that the pedestrian, who was from Palatka, tragically died at the scene of the collision.

The driver of the truck will not face any charges at this time. All southbound lanes were closed down for a period of time.

Florida Highway Patrol continues its investigation into the accident.

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

Pedestrian Accidents in Florida 

Between the years 2008 and 2017, it was reported that approximately 5,433 pedestrian fatalities took place due to the negligence of drivers. In countless pedestrian accidents, victims sustain fatal and catastrophic damages due to the force of these collisions. When a victim loses their life in a collision that was not their fault, family members may wonder where they can turn. It is imperative that family members speak with a skilled pedestrian accident attorney who has handled wrongful death claims in the past.

Our accident attorneys at Sheftall & Associates understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be on financial and emotional levels for the family who suffers the aftermath. We are fully committed to helping victims seek justice and compensation after a collision that is not their fault. Please contact our accident attorneys at (904) 638-7712 to find out what legal options are available for you.

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.