Sarasota, FL (July 8, 2020) – A pedestrian accident turned fatal on a roadway in Sarasota yesterday and took the life of an 18-year-old woman.
Authorities and paramedics responded to the scene of the collision that took place on I-75 near mile marker 195. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s office stated that an 18-year-old female pedestrian was traveling by foot on I-75 near Laurel Road when she was fatally struck by a vehicle headed south also on I-75.
The teenage victim was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. It is unclear whether or not charges will be filed against the driver involved in the crash.
A police investigation into the circumstances of the collision will continue.
No further information has been released at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Between the years 2008 and 2017, approximately 5,433 Florida pedestrian accidents took place. This averages out to almost 2.73 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people. This statistic has ranked Florida as one of the most dangerous places for pedestrians to travel through. The national average for pedestrian deaths is 1.55 per 100,000 people. This makes Florida’s pedestrian death rate almost double the national average.
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