Pedestrian Killed by Truck Crossing U.S. 41

1193996_pedestrian_crossing_box.jpgDunnellon, FL – A 48-year-old Dunnellon woman was struck and killed by a truck last month as she attempted to cross U.S. 41.

The woman was crossing from the east around 10 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

As the woman crossed the road, a 1986 GMC 1500 pickup heading north hit her with the front passenger’s side of the vehicle. The 50-year-old driver apparently tried to swerve to avoid hitting her.

The woman was taken to Tri-County Hospital in Williston, where she was pronounced dead shortly upon arrival.

The tragic death of a loved one is never easy to accept, but even more so when the death could have been prevented. The parties responsible in pedestrian accidents are not always clear. While you may think the driver is the only one to blame, further investigations into the incident could reveal multiple parties that are responsible. A wrongful death lawyer can assess the value of your case and help you recover damages for:

• Lost Wages
• Pain and Suffering
• Loss of Companionship
• Funeral Costs
• Medical Expenses
• Loss of Benefits and Insurance


If someone you love was killed in a crosswalk, on the sidewalk or in the street by a car, bus, truck or motorcycle, it is very important to discuss your wrongful death case with an attorney before accepting a settlement with an insurance company as compensation for your loss. Insurance companies may seem like they are trying to help you through this challenging time, but the reality is that they will offer you the least amount of compensation possible to try and get rid of your claim quickly. You need the help of a Citrus County Wrongful Death Attorney at Whittel & Melton who can make sure your best interests remain protected. We can fully evaluate your case to make sure you receive maximum recovery for the loss of a loved one. In the event a fair settlement cannot be reached with the insurance company, we have the experience and resources necessary to take your case to trial.

If someone close to you was killed in a pedestrian accident in Dunnellon, Inverness, Crystal River, Beverly Hills, Lecanto, Homosassa, Hernando, Sugarmill Woods, Citrus Springs or Floral City, contact a Citrus County Wrongful Death Lawyer at Whittel & Melton online or call our office at 352-726-0078 to discuss your legal concerns.

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