Florida is a state that requires all drivers to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage. When a driver has PIP coverage, it will cover them even when they are a pedestrian who is hit by a motor vehicle. Most of the time, a claim must be made through the PIP first before a personal injury lawsuit can be brought. Because pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries, the damages may exceed the amount of PIP coverage. In cases where this occurs, personal injury lawsuits may be brought against the driver for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disability or disfigurement, and loss of consortium.
WTXL reports that an accident that led to the death of a pedestrian shut down West Tennessee Street in Tallahassee.
The accident happened at around 8:00 P.M. on Monday, March 16th on West Tennessee Street in Tallahassee.
According to police, a 45-year-old woman pushing a child in a stroller was hit and killed in the area of West Tennessee Street and White Drive.
The driver was traveling westbound on West Tennessee Street and was approaching Dixie Drive. The driver swerved to avoid what they thought would be an immediate crash.
The car left the roadway, striking the woman. There was a small child in the stroller. Both were on the sidewalk when the crash happened.
The woman died at the scene and the child was transported to a hospital.
Authorities are still investigating elements of the crash and it is unclear if there will be any charges.