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Update: Palatka, FL – One Killed in US-17 Collision Involving Garbage Truck

Palatka, FL (January 24, 2020) – At around 6:00 a.m., on January 23rd, authorities were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on US Highway 17. Reports indicate that 32-year-old Eric Edenfield was walking south along the roadway when he was struck by a garbage truck.

Edenfield sustained fatal injuries in the collision and died at the scene.

At this time, the Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Eric Edenfield.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

Our state ranks second in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents annually. Sadly, these incidents are completely preventable, yet we continue to see the devastating consequences of reckless and negligent drivers. When families lose loved ones in these horrific collisions, they should contact a wrongful death attorney in Florida to see what legal options are available for them.

Our Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Sheftall & Associates understand the devastating consequences families face after losing loved ones in collisions. For this reason, we work diligently to ensure families are able to get the justice and compensation they deserve after enduring a tragic and unexpected loss. Contact our Florida law firm today at 904-647-2296 to get the justice you deserve.

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