On Friday morning, a woman was killed in a pedestrian accident, and her dog stayed at the scene of the accident laying near the spot his owner was killed. The accident happened in Jacksonville, Florida around 6:15 a.m. According to authorities, 42-year-old Kelly Black was walking her dog when she was struck by a semi-truck. The driver of the semi did not realize he had struck Black, and dragged her for several feet before coming to a stop. Black was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and reporters and witnesses viewed her dog laying in the road near the area where Black died for several hours after the accident. The victim’s family retrieved the dog, and he appeared happy to see them. Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident and have not yet determined the cause.
Pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles claimed the lives of 4,735 people in 2013. Many individuals prefer to travel on foot as a form of exercise, or because they are environmentally conscious. Every person traveling near a roadway is at risk for being involved in an auto accident. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage pedestrians to follow safety precautions, but the safest person may not avoid an accident due to negligent drivers. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of combined legal experience and have handled thousands of accident cases. Our attorneys will fight aggressively to hold the at-fault driver accountable while recovering the maximum compensation for your case. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.