A pedestrian was killed on Sunday after she was hit by a truck in Spring Hill.
Reports indicate that an 81-year-old man was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram in the inside lane of U.S. 19 North, near Beverly Court when a 60-year-old Brooksville woman walking west from the east shoulder of U.S. 19 wandered into the truck’s path.
No one else was injured.
Pedestrians who walk along Hernando County’s roads and sidewalks lack the physical protection afforded to drivers, making them especially vulnerable to motor vehicle accidents. Sadly, when a car collides with a pedestrian, severe injuries or death usually occur. These accidents can happen in a matter of seconds, and leave a pedestrian hospitalized and out of work for a lengthy period of time. If you or a family member has been injured in a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle accident, the burdens may seem overwhelming. A Hernando County Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can provide you with the legal advice and counsel you need when a pedestrian accident has taken a loved one away from you unexpectedly or left you with a stack of medical bills and no way to support your family.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, it is very important to speak with an auto accident attorney as soon as possible. Waiting too long to speak with a lawyer could result in evidence being lost, witnesses disappearing and insurance companies taking advantage of you. A Hernando Auto Accident Attorney at Whittel & Melton can investigate the circumstances of you or your loved ones accident and take the necessary steps to secure and preserve evidence relevant to your claim.
If you have been injured in a serious pedestrian accident or someone close to you was killed, please call us today at 352-666-2121 or click here for a free case evaluation.