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Woman Killed by Car Driven by Marion County Deputy after Vehicle Rollover

Posted on December 10, 2010

A woman who had just rolled her truck on County Road 464 in Marion County on Thursday night, December 2 was reported to be standing in the road when she was struck and killed by a car driven by a deputy who was coming to her aid. The Ocala Star-Banner quotes the Florida Highway Patrol as saying the woman, who was from Ocklawaha, survived the rollover of her 2002 Dodge pickup truck, but was standing in the middle of the 12400 block of CR 464 about 10:16 p.m. when a motorist southbound on the highway swerved to avoid hitting her. The paper reports the deputy did not have their emergency light or sirens on and did not see the woman. The deputy will be tested for drugs and alcohol, as is customary, and remains on the job while the Accident Review Board decides whether he will face any disciplinary action.

Our condolences are extended to the family and friends of the woman killed in this tragic Florida accident.

Marion County Car Accident Statistics
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports there were 3,321 crashes in Marion County in 2009, and 270 were alcohol-related. Sixty-one fatalities resulted from traffic crashes, and among them, 26 were alcohol-related.

There were 8 pedestrian fatalities, and 94 pedestrian injuries resulting from traffic accidents in Marion County in 2009. A pedestrian hit by a 2,000 to 3,000 pound vehicle can suffer serious injury, death, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, and broken bones, among other injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in accident with a car, a motorcycle, or a truck, you would be well-advised to contact an experienced Florida auto accident attorney to help you recover the damages you deserve from the at-fault party.