Horrific pedestrian crash in Boca Raton kills one
Last updated Tuesday, February 14th, 2023
Florida Highway Patrol reported a pedestrian crash in Boca Raton on I-95 at about 6:30 AM on Sunday, February 12. The unfortunate crash before Exit 15 on Glades Road ended tragically with the pedestrian’s death.
Initial investigations reveal that a man was “standing/walking in the inside lane” of the highway when a white Ford utility truck crashed into him. He was thrown from the inside lane into the middle lane, only to be struck by a gray Hyundai almost immediately. By the time Boca Raton Fire Rescue personnel arrived on the scene, the pedestrian had already died.
As a result of the crash, all southbound lanes were closed for a long time, with traffic diverted to Yamato/Spanish River exit. It took until 1:30 PM for the lanes to open and for traffic to normalize.
The investigation is currently in its early stages and no further details were released.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased.
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Heartbreaking pedestrian crash in Boca Raton
According to the GHSA, Florida pedestrian fatalities increased by 183 in 2020 to 716 while 7,485 pedestrians died in road accidents nationally in 2021. To put it simply, 12% of all pedestrian traffic fatalities occurred in Florida.
If a driver hits a pedestrian in Florida, he or she will be liable for damages sustained by the pedestrian if the driver was at fault. The fault of an individual is determined by the general negligence standard.
A few straightforward rules of safe driving can prevent catastrophic accidents most of the time:
- Don’t drink and drive
- Keep your phone away while driving
- While driving, always wear a seatbelt
- Be careful not to speed, especially when roads seem empty
A loved one’s death caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence is devastating. Families of deceased victims often suffer unexpected expenses and other damages following the traumatic incident, leaving them feeling helpless. It is further compounded if their financial situation suffers as well.
Families of the deceased are entitled to file a wrongful death claim with the help of a pedestrian accident lawyer in Boca Raton to seek justice for their loss. Count on our team to get you the justice you deserve.
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