Pedestrian Tragically Perishes in Hit-and-Run Accident in Lady Lake, Florida
LADY LAKE, FL – According to an online news report at orlandosentinel.com, the Lady Lake police are conducting an investigation of the death of a 28-year-old pedestrian who died in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend.*
A man was from Fruitland Park was walking in the shoulder of the southerly lanes along United States Highway 27-441. At this time, he was hit by a vehicle in the early morning hours, per a news release from the Lady Lake police. The man was hit close to the intersection West Lakeview Street in Lady Lake, per police. He died at the scene of the accident, as noted by emergency personnel.
This death comes as a study issued by Smart Growth America that determined Central Florida to be the most dangers location in the country for pedestrians. Between 2008 and 2017, the report found that over 650 pedestrians perished on Central Florida roadways.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The accident remains under investigation by the local police. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call police at 352-751-1565 or Crimeline at 407-423-8477.
When the operator of a vehicle hits a pedestrian yet remains at the scene, the consequences might be a personal injury law suit and higher insurance premiums. However, when a driver who hits a pedestrian flees the scene, they will face criminal charges and even a felony arrest for causing a hit-and-run accident, which could lead to monetary penalties, the loss of one’s license, the installation of an ignition interlock device, mandatory alcohol counseling and a potential prison sentence.
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