Elderly Pedestrian Killed in Daytona Beach

There are still many mysteries surrounding this pedestrian and auto collision in Palm Coast, as reported by the Daytona Beach News-Journal. On Thursday, November 10, a 76-year-old Palm Coast woman was out walking her dog around 6 p.m. on the east side of Columbia Lane. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, just north of Colechester Lane, a woman driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser north hit the woman with the right side of her vehicle “for unknown reasons”, according to the report.

An investigation is ongoing by the FHP. The car was driven by a 55-year-old woman from the Palm Coast and, according to the newspaper, she lives at the same address as that of a Flagler County School board member. Calls and emails to the home were not returned. Another report in the Sun-Sentinel says the woman is the board member’s wife.

The elderly pedestrian died Saturday, November 12 at Halifax Health Medical Center, two days short of her 77th birthday. The woman was reported to be an active walker who was in good health.

Whatever the reason is for the driver veering off the road, the family is grieving the loss of their mother and grandmother who had bought a dress just that day to wear to her grandson’s upcoming wedding. Our condolences are extended to the family for their loss.

As the FHP investigation continues, there will be many questions that need to be answered. Among them are: was the walker on the sidewalk or off the roadway? Was a blood-alcohol test taken on the driver? Were there any witnesses? What does evidence from the scene show? Was there any attempt to stop before the collision? What were the roadway conditions and visibility at the time of the crash? The result of an investigation will be sent to the State Attorney’s Office, who may or may not file charges.

These are just the some of the questions that an investigator and the team of Florida pedestrian accident lawyers from Farah & Farah would want answered in a situation where we are representing the victim of a pedestrian accident. Call us to advocate for you in your time of need at 1(800) 533-3555.

Source: http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/flagler/2011/11/15/palm-coast-woman-hit-by-car-dies-from-injuries.html; http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-flagler-fatality-school-board-wife-20111115,0,228451.story