A Vero Beach crash has left a pedestrian critically injured, Florida Highway Patrol reports.
Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Florida Highway Patrol officers are investigating the traffic crash involving a pedestrian north of 8th Street on U.S. 1 in Indian River County.
The Vero Beach crash occurred when a driver of a 2004 Hyundai, identified as a 33-year-old man from Miramar, lost control of his vehicle on top speed and struck a pedestrian waiting to cross the road.
The Hyundai went on a few more miles and came to a halt after it struck a tree, according to the FHP. On impact, the vehicle erupted into flames. The driver, who was also critically injured, was extricated from the car. The pedestrian and the driver were flown to the hospital by paramedics.
FHP has not released the name of the pedestrian. This Vero Beach crash remains under investigation.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving a pedestrian, which ultimately, resulted in critical injuries. We wish the victims 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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