Early this morning, a man died from his injuries after he was struck by a motor vehicle while crossing U.S. 441.
The man, who was with his friend, was headed to a nearby convenience store when he was struck by a red truck. According to the friend, the man looked for oncoming cars and did not see any. This was the third pedestrian accident in 12 hours; the second to be fatal.
Late Wednesday evening, a 24-year-old woman died after being hit by two vehicles on Haverhill Road near Caribbean Boulevard in West Palm Beach. Shadai Collins was crossing the street and was in the middle of the roadway when Tonequa Lafluer drove her southbound vehicle into the left turn lane and hit Collins. Collins was not in the crosswalk and Lafluer did not see Collins because of low lighting in the area. Collins was knocked into the left northbound lane and was then hit by a pickup truck being driven by Clayton Burney.
That same evening, a man was flown by trauma hawk to Delray Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle in the 3700 block of Military Trail in Lake Worth. The victims name has not been released.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the number of pedestrian accidents has increased by more than 17 percent since 2010. In Palm Beach County, the number of pedestrian accidents reported increased by 15.2 percent between 2011 and 2012.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, the victim may be entitled to file claim for damages. Let the car accident attorneys at Gordon & Doner help you fight for your rights.
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