In Fort Walton Beach and many other areas throughout the country, motorists must share the roads with pedestrians. Sometimes, pedestrians will actually walk in the roadway, or other things can happen that will lead to a serious accident involving motor vehicles and pedestrians. Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a crash that claimed the life of a Fort Walton Beach man recently.
Details regarding crash
A report about the incident did not provide many details; however, the release did state the accident occurred in the evening of Friday, Nov. 26 near the area of McGriff Street and Eglin Parkway. For reasons yet to be determined, a driver struck a pedestrian. The victim, described as a 60-year-old man, was transported to a medical center, where he passed away as a result of his injuries.
The report did not mention whether the victim was walking in the roadway or exactly what caused the motorist to strike the pedestrian. Reportedly, the driver remained on the scene and attempted to render aid to the victim until emergency crews arrived. Police are asking for anyone who may know anything about the crash to contact the Fort Walton Beach Police Department.
If authorities determine the motorist was somehow acting negligently or recklessly behind the wheel, that evidence can be offered in a wrongful death suit brought by the victim’s surviving family members. As authorities conduct their investigation, any parties adversely affected by the crash will want to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to fully understand their rights and options with regards to seeking compensation. A lawyer can help the surviving family members obtain the necessary compensation they need to cover medical expenses, funeral costs and other associated damages.