A recent University of North Florida student, who was planning a career in the Navy, died Saturday after being struck on Interstate 95 in St. Johns County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Thomas M. Vance, 21, of St. Augustine died about 2 a.m. after he was hit by more than one vehicle in the southbound lanes of I-95, south of Florida 16, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Only one motorist remained at the scene after hitting Vance, who was lying in the road when he was hit by that car, according to investigators.
Family members said he had been at a nearby restaurant with friends, but left to get some air and apparently walked onto the southbound ramp to the interstate.
We have represented many people who have been hit by cars while on bicycles, mopeds and walking. Most of these injuries are catastrophic or deadly. Last year over 110,000 pedestrians were hit by cars.
Failing to stop at intersections, running red lights, drunk driving and being unmindful of people crossing the streets and roads are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents. If you or a family member was injured in a pedestrian accident please call us at (904) 387-6101.