Pedestrian and Driver Killed in Florida Accident
The driver of a motorcycle that hit and killed a pedestrian on Powers Drive on Saturday night has also died from injuries sustained in the accident.
Details about the Motorcycle-Pedestrian Accident
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Foster was driving the motorcycle at the time of the accident. The uncle of the motorcycle driver spoke to WESH News and expressed his disbelief over the incident and his grief for the family of the pedestrian that was killed.
The Florida Highway Patrol says that Foster was one of at least two people that were riding motor bikes on Powers Drive.
Officials have not yet been able to confirm the exact details and circumstances of the accident, but witnesses told WESH News that there were two drivers that were racing and jumping curbs and sidewalks to perform stunts.
The driver of the motorcycle lost control of the vehicle, injuring himself and a woman that was walking by, according to Florida Highway Patrol troopers.
According to the Florida Highway patrol, the victim has been identified as 59-year-old Marie Louissant. Both the pedestrian and the driver were taken to the hospital, where they both died from their injuries they suffered in the accident.
None of the other drivers involved in the suspected street accident remained at the scene of the accident. The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting an ongoing investigation.
Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents
According to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES):
- In 2015, there were a total of 373,630 reported motor-vehicle accidents in the state of Florida.
- Florida alone had a total of 2,859 traffic-related fatalities.
- Of those fatalities, 598 of them were classified as pedestrian fatalities.