ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a man died in a pedestrian accident while walking in Alachua County on Thursday night.
According to the Ocala News, the crash happened at the intersection of State Road 121 and SW 137th Avenue. The FHP said the victim was trying to walk across State Road 121 at about 7:15 p.m. when he was hit by a sedan headed southbound.
The pedestrian, a 75-year-old Archer man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car, a 56-year-old woman from Morriston, was not injured. No one else was in the car at the time.
Car vs. pedestrian accidents can result in devastating injuries, even when they happen at low speeds. Our Alachua County pedestrian accident injury lawyers at Whittel & Melton know that pedestrians are not always given the right of way, so if you were injured by a car or any other type of vehicle while you were walking down the street or crossing the street, contact us today at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.