A woman died when she was hit by a SUV in Fort Pierce just two blocks from where a 13-year-old boy was struck and killed earlier this year, police officials said.
The 27-year-old victim of Riviera Beach was crossing the street at West 95th Street and West End Avenue when she was struck by a black 2004 Ford Expedition driven by an unidentified 43-year-old man.
The victim was rushed to St. Lucie County hospital where she later died of serious head and other injuries, police said.
The driver was heading east on West 95th and was making a left turn to head north on West End Avenue when he struck the victim as she was crossing, police said. The SUV dragged her nearly a half block before stopping and backing up off of her, a bystander said.
The driver remained at the scene and was being questioned by cops. Prosecutors from FHP office were determining whether he would be charged, sources said.
The accident happened just two blocks from where a 13-year-old was killed when he was struck by a yellow cab driver who was not prosecuted for the death.
The 13-year-old was walking hand-in-hand with his dad in a crosswalk at West 97th Street near West End Avenue when he was mowed down.
The cab driver was slapped with a ticket for failing to yield, but Florida Highway Patrol officials later decided not to prosecute the case.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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