Hit and Run Kills Pedestrian in Jupiter

Police are on the lookout for a motorist in Jupiter who fatally struck and killed a pedestrian at 10:00 p.m. on a recent Friday night while attempting to flee from police. According to a report regarding the incident from the local ABC News affiliate, police were attempting to perform a traffic stop when the car they were trying to pull over performed an illegal U-turn in an attempt to flee from police. In the process, the car struck a pedestrian and the motorists then abandoned the car and fled the scene on foot. One of the two involved in the hit and run was later apprehended by the police while the other remains at large. For the pedestrian, there is likely no way to expect this situation would ever happen or to prepare yourself. Nevertheless, given that Florida is routinely ranked as the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians, this incident again highlights the need to do everything you can as a pedestrian to protect yourself from Florida’s unpredictable and dangerous motorists.

Staying Safe As a Pedestrian in Florida

As a pedestrian in Florida, ensuring that you stay safe is your responsibility because the deck is stacked against you in many ways. As any Florida pedestrian knows, and as the data bears out, motorists in the Sunshine State do not follow the laws they are supposed to, regardless of the fact that those are indeed the law. Consequently, as a pedestrian in Florida, your own safety always begins and ends with you.

Ensuring that you are paying attention is the first, and most important, thing you can do to ensure your own safety as a Florida pedestrian. It is safe to always assume that motorists will not follow the rules, given this is Florida, the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians. Be aware of your surroundings so you aren’t the next victim of a hit and run accident.

Contact Schwed, Adams & McGinley

At Schwed, Adams & McGinley, our experienced personal injury attorneys have decades of legal experience representing pedestrians who have been injured by motor vehicles and all variety of personal injury scenarios. As a pedestrian in Florida, you are in what is consistently ranked as the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians. Therefore, you need to ensure that you take all precautions you can to ensure your own safety given the disproportionate number of pedestrian accidents in Florida as compared to other states. The results of not doing so can be deadly. However, if you are injured as a result of a motorist’s negligence even despite having taken all reasonable precautions you can to ensure your own safety, then you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries from that motorist. Thus, if you were a pedestrian who was injured in the Sunshine State, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys today at contact@schwedlaw.com or (877) 694-6079 today.