The Florida Highway Patrol reports that pedestrian Clay Fischer, 26, Palm City resident, was killed early this morning when he was run over by a vehicle driven by Christopher Koch, 51, of Port St. Lucie.
The accident occurred at 3:37 AM at the intersection of Southwest Martin Highway and Southwest Berry Avenue in Palm City.
FHP troopers state that the vehicle of Koch, a Ford Focus, was proceeding eastbound on SW Martin Highway in the right lane. As he passed the intersection of SW Berry Avenue, the pedestrian Clay Fischer was also in the right lane. Fischer was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation.
We will have more information as it becomes available.
The firm of DeBerard Injury Attorney are saddened by this tragedy and by the recent rash of pedestrian accidents. It is the duty of the motoring public to be aware of pedestrians and to yield them the right of way when they are lawfully in an intersection. A wrongful death claim may arise where negligence is involved on the part of the injuring party.
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