Lakeland, FL (February 11, 2020) – Around 12:14 p.m. on Monday afternoon, one person was killed in a pedestrian accident on Lakeland Highlands Road in Lakeland.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the collision took place at 4000 Lakeland Highlands Road when a road surveyor was standing on the side of the road and was struck by a driver of a pickup truck.
The driver was in a Ford F-150 when they struck the pedestrian since identified as a 42-year-old man. The pedestrian was on the road because he was performing survey work in the area.
The pedestrian was taken to the hospital where he passed away due to his injuries.
The investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Out of 100,000 people, approximately 2 pedestrians will lose their lives in pedestrian accidents in Florida. These collisions take place due to the negligence of drivers who are not paying close attention to the roads around them. Because pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, they are prone to some of the worst harm. It is essential that victims take the time to speak with a skilled pedestrian accident attorney about their rights and options moving forward.
Our skilled and dedicated attorneys at Catania & Catania have aggressively fought to defend the rights of victims who have been harmed in a fatal collision. Pedestrians have few protections and deserve protection in the midst of these serious accidents. You have many rights if you are a family who has suffered these devastating losses. Please contact our law firm at (813) 544-7096 for the help you deserve.
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