Pedestrian Killed in St. Augustine Beach
A pedestrian was killed Thursday evening, September 2, as he walked along U.S. Highway 1 in St. Augustine Beach. The man has been identified as Gregory Leroy Stubbs, 51, of St. Augustine. He was walking southbound around 11:10 p.m. near Ocean Boulevard when he was struck by a Volvo being driven by George Sanders, 47, also of St. Augustine.
Stubbs died at Shands Jacksonville after being transported by air ambulance.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports no charges are expected to be filed in this deadly accident.
Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Stubbs for his tragic and sudden death.
Drinking is a major problem in traffic accidents involving pedestrians. Although there is no information from this report from News 4 Jax that alcohol was involved, state statistics show that 16.8% of all traffic fatalities were pedestrians and 36.25% of all of the pedestrian fatalities (502) had been drinking.
Nationally, the statistics are even more shocking.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports almost 12 people a day died after a pedestrian/motor vehicle crash in 2008. The only good news to report is that the number of pedestrian fatalities fell close to 20% from a decade earlier.
Remember, Florida fatal pedestrian accidents can include kids walking to and from school, skateboarders, and parents walking with their kids, tourists, or joggers.
“Share the Road” is the campaign promoted by Florida and it means not just with motorcycles and bicycles, but with pedestrians too. If you have suffered an injury in this type of accident, Florida pedestrian accident attorneys would be happy to answer any questions you may have.