Man Struck And Killed By Elderly Woman In Martin County

An elderly woman driving to Mass fatally struck a homeless man in Martin County, witnesses and police officials said.

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The 78-year-old woman dressed head to toe in white, struck the man as he pushed a shopping cart containing bottles in Port Salerno in Martin County, witnesses said.

He was in the crosswalk and the 78-year-old woman had a green light as she made a left turn in her gold Chrysler 300C from Port Salerno onto Indiantown, police said.

“I didn’t know him, never saw him before,’’ the woman told The Post after the accident, with the man’s body lying in the street about 15 feet away.

The unidentified victim had just turned in part of his massive haul of bottles and collected $6.35 in cash from a local beer distributor when he got hit.

“I heard the boom first. I looked up and she was trying to stop,” said a witness, who asked not to be identified.

The woman was just a block away from the church where she was to attend a mass.

First responders found the victim lying in the street and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police said, the woman will likely not be charged with a crime.


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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