Pedestrian Killed in North Fort Myers Truck Accident
A pedestrian was killed in a North Fort Myers truck accident on November 13. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a 58-year-old man had pulled over to the side of Pine Island Road and was repairing his vehicle when a semi-truck struck him. FHP also said that there is a possibility the man was hit by other vehicles after the initial collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing. At the time of this report, no charges have been filed.
Commercial trucks were involved in 7 percent of all fatal accidents in the U.S. in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Truck drivers are often affected by limited visibility and when they do not take the care to pay attention to the road, other motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are at risk of being involved in a truck accident. Oftentimes, the injuries from these accidents, especially for pedestrians, are catastrophic or fatal. Back and neck injuries, brain injuries, and broken or lost limbs are common injuries from truck accidents.
The loved ones left behind when a victim is killed in a truck accident often face serious financial hardships, as well as emotional and physical pain. Negligent truck drivers should be held responsible for their actions and families are entitled to recover for the loss of financial support of a loved one.
Let our Florida injury attorneys help you if you have been injured in a truck accident or lost a loved one to a negligent driver. We provide free consultation, so you have nothing to lose. Contact us today to discuss your options.