Pedestrian struck by pickup in hit-and-run

pedestriansignAnother pedestrian was hit by a car in Lee County, Fla., this weekend. This time, the pedestrian was lucky. She sustained some injuries but is going to be fine.

That’s often not the case. The injuries can be far more serious or even deadly.

There are far too many pedestrians hit in Southwest Florida. This is a location where there tends to be a larger number of people walking than in many other areas of the country. It is gorgeous weather so you find people out and about enjoying the great temperatures and sunshine.

The roadways are also crowded with vehicles. With more than half a million residents in the county and a huge influx of snowbirds, the roads get pretty busy.

In the most recent pedestrian accident, the driver fled the scene. The accident happened just after 6 p.m. on Dec. 13 at Cypress Lake Drive and Winkler Road in south Fort Myers. A 54-year-old woman was crossing the street and didn’t see a vehicle turning her direction. The dark colored pickup hit her and then took off.

If you know anything about the accident, the Florida Highway Patrol is looking for information. They can be reached at 239-939-1800. Read more about the accident.

Here are some tips for drivers and pedestrians to help reduce the number of injuries and fatalities.

At Bernardo Injury Law, we are concerned about your safety. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, contact us at (239) 332-3000 or email us at gethelp@injuryinfo.org.

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