An elderly man sustained injuries when he was hit by a car while walking his dog on Southeast Ocean Boulevard in Stuart.
According to reports by the Florida Highway Patrol, a 71 year old retiree was walking his German Shepherd along Southeast Ocean Boulevard when he was stuck by a Toyota Camry. The Camry, which was approaching from the westbound lane of the road, was said to have lost control after its right front tire blew out while he was driving.
The Toyota Camry drifted towards the right shoulder of the road and struck the 71 year old man and his dog before resting against a street lamp. Skid marks could be seen on the road where the accident happened.
“The dog was lucky to have survived the crash”, says a paramedic on the scene. The German Shepherd was found under the vehicle when emergency services arrived and was treated for minor injuries. The 71 year old man also sustained injuries in the crash but was in a stable condition. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
The driver of the Toyota Camry was not hurt in the crash.
Emergency First Responders were on scene to attend to the injured casualties. Officers of the Florida Highway Patrol were also seen at the crash location.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving one vehicle, which ultimately sent one person to the hospital with serious injuries. We wish the victim a quick 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 car, motorcycle, 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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