Three Struck And Killed In Indian River County
Three pedestrians killed and a fourth critically injured by drivers in separate incidents, authorities said.
The predawn carnage began when a 63-year old, was fatally struck by a black SUV as he was leaving his sister’s 80th-birthday party, relatives said.
The 63-year old was sitting in his car with other family members waiting for his son to leave the venue near Webster Avenue and East 175th Street when he got out of the vehicle and was struck near the entrance to the South Beach Expressway.
“I left my father in the ca, and I figured that’s where he would be when I came back out. When I came back out, he was in the middle of the street, laying in his own blood,” said his 27-year old son.
Also, an Uber driver was struck by a car while retrieving something from the back seat of his vehicle parked near 111th Street and 109th Avenue in Sebastian, Indian River County, police said.
Another 41-year-old homeless man was mowed down by a gold sedan on Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in Sebastian, police said.
“He went flying across Fifth Avenue,” said a 31-year-old witness.
“His head smashed into the sidewalk, and there was blood all over. He wasn’t moving.”
A 22-year-old woman was also clipped by a driver when she stepped in front of a minivan while trying to cross Vero Beach at 118th Road in Indian River County. She was rushed to the Indian River County hospital where she was listed in critical condition, police said.
Police are investigating all four incidents.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “These are serious pedestrian accidents involving multiple vehicles, which ultimately, resulted in the death of three people and leaving a fourth injured. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident so that the family and friends of the victims can have a closure. 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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