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Pedestrian Dies After Crash In Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE — A 37-year-old man died after being struck by a Toyota Yaris as he crossed North 25th Street, Fort Pierce police said.

The pedestrian, a man of Fort Pierce, sustained critical injuries after being hit by a vehicle and was transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center where he later was pronounced dead that night, according to a news release.

The driver, a 23-year-old man of Fort Pierce, was not injured and remained on the scene. No charges have been filed.

The crash happened at the intersection of North 25th Street and Avenue Q. According to witnesses, the driver had a green light traveling southbound on 25th Street and hit the pedestrian who was attempting to cross North 25th Street, inside the crosswalk, despite a “do not cross warning” signal.

The investigation remains ongoing.


Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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