While the number of pedestrian accidents has been on a decline in Florida, a recent traffic crash has proven that much more needs to be done to deter the number of pedestrian collisions in the state. Alice Overton, a 70 year old woman, was crossing the street late last night and was struck by an SUV.
In Overtons walk, she was crossing U.S. 301 at the Ellenton-Gillette Road intersection when an SUV approached a green traffic light. Overton stepped in front of the SUV, an Expedition, and was hit before the driver was able to stop the vehicle.
Overton was rushed to Blake Medical Center to care for her severe injuries and was pronounced dead around midnight, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Ellenton sees many pedestrians who choose to walk from destination to destination. Drivers in Florida must pay careful attention for these people, especially at night and while crossing intersections where crosswalks are present. Florida is considered the most dangerous state for pedestrians in the nation.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries following a pedestrian accident, the West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys at Gordon & Doner is prepared to guide your through the legal process.