Pedestrian accident in Charlotte County parking lot leads to death

Last updated Saturday, February 18th, 2023

Pedestrian accident in Charlotte County parking lot leads to death

A pedestrian accident in Charlotte County claimed a man’s life when he fell victim to a car in a church parking lot on Friday morning, February 17.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that the unfortunate crash happened when the 82-year-old driver of a red Mustang negligently put the automatic transmission into drive instead of reverse at the parking lot of the Abundant Life Worship Center in Englewood.

The car continued forward, crossed over a curb, and hit the pedestrian. He was standing in the parking lot and could not see the approaching car. The vehicle continued moving forward after hitting the man and crashed into the wall.

The critically injured man was taken to a nearby hospital but tragically did not survive. Authorities have identified the victim as Chris, one of the church’s regular visitors. Both the driver and passenger of the car escaped unhurt.

Troopers are investigating the incident and will release more details soon.

Our deepest condolences go out to the departed’s loved ones during this difficult time.

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Pedestrian accident in Charlotte County ends in tragedy

A pedestrian accident of this type is rare, but it still claimed a life. Accidents are not uncommon in parking lots. It is primarily because drivers and pedestrians tend to feel safe, as there is no rush of speeding vehicles. This false sense of security undermines caution and can lead to catastrophic outcomes, such as life-threatening injuries and fatalities. 

Even though crashes account for most parking lot accidents, pedestrians are also frequently struck by vehicles moving in and out of parking spaces. Most of these accidents occur because drivers fail to see pedestrians while backing up their cars. 

It is impossible to compensate for the loss of a loved one with money. Compensation can, however, offer a little help in healing. Families of fallen Florida pedestrians deserve justice and compensation.

An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Florida will ensure your rights are protected and compensated fairly. We will fight to protect your rights and maximize your compensation.

Call or Text us at (813) 305-7285 today for an in-depth evaluation of your case.

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