Pedestrian accidents on highways are more common than most people might think. Almost 10% of all pedestrian fatalities occur on interstate highways. There are many reasons that a pedestrian might be on a highway. The most common reason is that a pedestrian is attempting to cross the highway. More than 90 percent of crashes involving pedestrians on a highway occur after dark. Pedestrians also walk along the side or shoulder of highways, and in some cases, they are doing so illegally. In other cases, the pedestrian may be working on a disabled vehicle. They may also have been involved in an earlier collision.
WPTV reports that a man was killed while trying to cross Interstate 95 in Martin County, Florida.
The accident occurred last Wednesday morning just after 5:30 a.m. 21-year-old Allen R. Narcisse of Port St. Lucie was running from east to west across the southbound travel lanes. The incident happened near the mile marker 106.
A woman who was heading south in a Volkswagen struck Narcisse as he attempted to cross the interstate. The pedestrian struck the car’s bumper, hood, and windshield before landing on the ground.
The driver involved in the collision stopped. Narcisse came to a stop on an outside lane.
The Florida Highway Patrol said that Narcisse was from Loxahatchee. The case is still being investigated.