Florida Highway Patrol responded to a deadly crash involving a pedestrian and a dump truck on US-41 in Port Charlotte Saturday.
According to an FHP report, state troopers responded to the crash, where a 74-year-old Port Charlotte Man riding a motorized tricycle was killed after being hit by a dump truck along US-41 and Cochran Boulevard.
Officials said the dump truck was traveling westbound on Cochran toward the intersection with US-41 when the man on the tricycle was traveling southbound on the shoulder of US-41 toward the intersection.
The man on the tricycle went to make a right turn onto Cochran, and the front of the dump truck hit him.
The 74-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “A 74-year-old man driving a motorized tricycle was killed after this unfortunate accident which happened along US-41 and Cochran Boulevard. Our condolence goes to the families of the dead. Injuries and deaths sustained in a motorcycle or vehicle accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.”
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