An 18-year-old man was killed in a crash in Hendry County on Saturday.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened at the intersection of Art Lawrence Road and County Road 80A (Old US Highway 27) in Clewiston. Officials said the man was walking and attempting to cross the road when the 55-year-old driver of an SUV failed to stop for the pedestrian. He was hit and killed.
The SUV driver left the scene. Her car was eventually found at her home in Clewiston and impounded.
FHP said the crash remains under investigation and has not yet said what charges the driver may face. They also have yet to determine the exact time of this crash.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “Pedestrian injuries, like this incident at the intersection of Art Lawrence Road and County Road 80A (Old US Highway 27) in Clewiston, can result in severe injuries and sometimes even death. After an accident, families often have many questions about what next steps to undertake. Although nothing can undo the pain and suffering that everyone involved must endure, an experienced car accident attorney will help get you through this difficult time.”
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