Umatilla, FL (June 1, 2020) – a 39-year-old female pedestrian was declared deceased after being struck by a vehicle on SR-19 in Umatilla.
The collision occurred on SR-19 near Lake Smith Road around 8:00 p.m. when the woman was walking along the northbound side of the roadway. She was fatally struck by a 29-year-old man from Eustis. She was pronounced deceased at the crash scene while the driver sustained no injuries.
The deceased victim has not currently been identified. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision in order to figure out whether the woman was on the road or on the shoulder when she was hit.
We would like to offer our condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
There are over 700 pedestrians killed in Florida pedestrian crashes every single year. Florida leads the nation for the most fatal pedestrian accidents in the country. It is important to remember, though, that Florida is also one of the most populated states in the US.
It is important to always abide by pedestrian and traffic safety laws when traveling. Unfortunately, there are times when avoiding an accident is nearly impossible due to the extreme negligence of another.
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