News: Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicles on State Road 44


SUMTER COUNTY, FL – Authorities were called to the scene of a deadly pedestrian accident on State Road 44 in Sumter County on Friday morning, WKMG reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol said it happened shortly before 6 a.m., when a male pedestrian tried to walk across S.R. 44 at County Road 229 near Wildwood.

The pedestrian entered the path of two westbound vehicles and was struck first by a Range Rover, then by a cement truck that was traveling behind it.  The victim, whose identity was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the Range Rover was a 42-year-old man, while the truck was driven by a 29-year-old man, both from Leesburg.

S.R. 44 was shut down in the area of the accident and drivers were advised to seek alternate routes.

Reach out to our experienced Sumter County Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton if you or a loved one have been struck by a vehicle. We know the toll that these kinds of accidents take on a family and we want you to know that we will take care of all your legal needs while working hard to get you the justice that you need and deserve. Contact Whittel & Melton today at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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