A pedestrian was struck by a truck while he was attempting to cross U.S. 1 just north of Eighth Street, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said. The truck accident happened in the 800 block of U.S. 1, according to the FHP.
The pedestrian suffered head injuries in the truck accident according to the crash report.
First emergency responders arrived shortly after the accident happened. The pedestrian was transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce with serious injuries, said Lt. Alvaro Feola, FHP spokesman.
Feola said the driver of the truck stopped, but no further details were available. It is unknown whether the driver was speeding prior to the truck accident.
Traffic backed up for hours along U.S. 1 just north of Eighth Street as both sides of the street were down to one lane. It is unknown when all lanes on U.S. 1 will be opened. FHP is investigating the truck accident involving a pedestrian, Feola said.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious truck accident involving a pedestrian, which ultimately, resulted in head injuries. We wish the victim a speedy recovery and hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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