Sarasota, FL (November 13, 2019) – Around 9 p.m. on Monday, November 11, police responded to the scene of a serious pedestrian accident in Sarasota.
The accident, according to police, took place at the intersection of US-41 and 23rd Street. The pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene.
The Florida Highway Patrol claims that the victim was in a marked crosswalk and had been permitted to walk with a green crosswalk when he was suddenly struck. The vehicle that struck him may have been a gray SUV.
Police claim that the vehicle was sitting at a red traffic light before it drove through and struck the man. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to the Manatee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
Authorities continue their investigation of the accident at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
In 2012, Florida experienced the third-highest rate out of all states for fatalities involving pedestrians. Our state also sees some of the highest rates of pedestrian injuries within the state due to the negligence of other drivers. When a victim has been harmed in a pedestrian accident, they might be feeling lost and confused about the outcome of their claim. It is imperative that they speak with a skilled pedestrian accident attorney in Florida about their options.
At Catania & Catania, our accident attorneys in Florida continue to assist those who have been harmed in Florida pedestrian accidents. We will continue to hold parties accountable for their actions and the damages that they cause others. We will help you compensate for aspects like lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact our accident attorneys in Florida for more information at (813) 544-7096.
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