Pedestrian in Critical Condition Following Early Morning Lake City Accident


May 08, 2019

LAKE CITY, FLORIDA – As reported online by www.wctv.tv, a 63-year-old man is in critical condition following an early morning pedestrian accident.*

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an early morning pedestrian accident on May 5, 2019, left a 63-year-old man in critical condition. The man was allegedly standing in a “travel” lane when a 39-year-old woman was traveling on US Highway 90 and attempting to turn onto I-75 South.  The woman struck the pedestrian, causing him to sustain critical injuries.

The accident left all westbound lanes of US Highway 90 blocked for a few hours.  At this time, no criminal charges are pending against the 39-year-old woman.

The Dangerous Nature of Highway Pedestrian Accidents

Most drivers do not expect a pedestrian to be crossing a busy street or highway in the early morning hours when visibility is low. Additionally, it is not common to see a pedestrian standing in a lane, which can catch many drivers by surprise. While pedestrians are more vulnerable than drivers, and therefore, drivers should pay special attention to pedestrians, it is sometimes difficult for drivers to avoid an accident.

However, even with designated crosswalks, streets and highways pose a risk to pedestrians.  As such, pedestrians should avoid standing in or crossing a street or highway late at night or early in the morning when it is dar, and visibilty is low. Additionally, even if drivers do not expect to see a pedestrian standing in a street or highway, they should always be aware that anything is possible and a pedestrian could pop up out of nowhere.

Regardless of who is responsible for causing a pedestrian accident, the result can be tragic.  The 63-year-old man is fortunate to be alive, but because he is in critical condition, his prognosis is unknown.

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Source:https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/One-critically-injured-in-Lake-City-crash-509503311.html

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