Port Orange, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Accident in SB Lanes of I-95

Port Orange, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Accident in SB Lanes of I-95

Port Orange, FL (July 17, 2020) – Yesterday afternoon, July 16, a fatal pedestrian accident took place on I-95 in Port Orange.

The accident, according to deputies with the Florida Highway Patrol, took place around noon. A 43-year-old man from Fort Lauderdale was allegedly driving south on I-95 when he and a passenger inside his vehicle started to argue back and forth with one another.

The man stopped his vehicle in the center median and got out, where he then started to cross northbound lanes of traffic on the highway. As he was crossing the median, the pedestrian was struck by an oncoming SUV.

According to police, the unnamed victim was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Nobody else was injured as a result of the accident.

All northbound lanes of traffic were closed down in the area for a period of time, with police diverting traffic onto US-1.

The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident continues at this time.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in Florida 

Port Orange, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Accident in SB Lanes of I-95Just in 2012, statistics were taken showing that Florida actually had the third-highest rate for pedestrian fatalities in the entire U.S. In just one year alone, 476 pedestrian fatalities took place in the state, which accounted for 20% of the total fatalities within the state. Because pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, they are prone to some of the most catastrophic harm in the event of these accidents. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to pedestrians on our roads but not every pedestrian accident will be prevented. It is important that those who lose a loved one in these accidents have options.

Losing a loved one in a Florida pedestrian accident might be one of the most challenging things that a family will ever face. These accidents tend to occur unexpectedly and leave families in a challenging position as they attempt to come to terms with an accident that took their loved one. Many families will find that the bills continue to pile up after losing a loved one as they face aspects like medical expenses, funeral costs, and pain and suffering among many other aspects. It is important that those who have lost somebody close to them speak with a wrongful death attorney in Florida immediately.

Our Florida personal injury attorneys at Vaughan Law Group understand how difficult it can be to keep up with the bills after losing somebody closest to you due to the recklessness of another party. Because of this, we will work with you and your family to achieve compensation so that you can grieve your losses. You should never have to deal with the stressful aftermath of sudden death on your own. We will stand by your side to ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way. Please contact an accident attorney you can rely on in your time of need at (407) 648-1426.

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Disclaimer: At Vaughan Law Group, our attorneys wish to provide useful information to families who have found themselves in similar situations after an accident. We would also like to honor victims who have received injuries or have lost their lives in Florida accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.