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Woman and Dog Struck and Killed While Walking on 27th Avenue Southwest


August 26, 2019

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FL — According to an online news report at tcpalm.com, the Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed that a woman and her dog were hit and killed by a minivan while walking on 27th Avenue Southwest.*

In the late evening hours, the woman, aged 58, was going across the intersection of 15thStreet Southwest and 27thAvenue Southwest while walking her dog.  

The driver is an 81 year old woman who was heading north on 27th Avenue when her minivan hit the woman, per a report issued by the Florida Highway Patrol.  The driver and her 6-year-old passenger were not injured in the accident.

As a result of the impact of the crash, the woman was thrown into the southerly lane of the roadway and died at the scene of the accident, per a Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson.

The woman’s dog also died in the accident.  It is not clear at this time whether charges will be filed against the driver.  The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident.  There are no further details on the crash at this time.

Drivers owe pedestrians a duty of care to operate their vehicles in accordance with applicable traffic laws.  In essence, drivers must adhere to the rules of the road and exercise reasonable care under the given set of circumstances.  A few of the most common factors that contribute to the negligence of the driver are as follows:  

  • Driving while distracted
  • Traveling at an excess rate of speed
  • A failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians located within designated crosswalks
  • A failure to object traffic signals or signs, including a red light
  • A failure to use a turn signal to communicate to pedestrians the direction that the driver intends to go
  • Driving carelessly during inclement weather or traffic conditions
  • Driving while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol

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Source:https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/indian-river-county/2019/08/19/vero-beach-pedestrian-dog-killed-after-being-hit-minivan/2049373001/

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