A Indian River County mom was killed on the first day of school when she jumped in front of a speeding vehicle speeding toward a group of children, according to local reports.
A 35-year old died after shielding three children including two of her own from an out-of-control car in the elementary school parking lot in Sebastian, FHP reported.
The driver, identified only as a 58-year-old man, became disoriented while dropping his grandchildren off at school and allegedly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake, officials said.
He allegedly hit another car and then headed straight for the 35-yeat old woman, her two kids and another 10-year-old student, on a roadway outside the parking lot.
The 33-year-old single mom of a 6- and 7-year-old jumped in and tried to get the attention of the driver and intervene when she was hit, Indian River County Police said during a press conference.
“You heard the metal crash so loud that you knew something awful had happened. Everybody went running over,” a parent who was near the scene said.
“I learned from a close friend that the woman that died was my friend, and she had passed away protecting her children,” said FHP.
No charges have been filed against the driver, officials said.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a fatal accident involving a pedestrian, which ultimately, resulted in head injuries and eventual death. We 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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