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Pedestrian Accident Involving Publix Truck Claims a Life in Fort Lauderdale Pedestrian Accident

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — An accident before noon on Friday resulted in the loss of a woman’s life outside one of Publix’s Fort Lauderdale stores.

The accident occurred along Northeast 15th Avenue, near the Publix located at 1415 E. Sunrise Blvd, as a Publix truck struck a woman in a motorized scooter or wheelchair, dragging her to the store’s entrance. The woman succumbed to her injuries.

Authorities have not released the victim’s identity, and police have not disclosed any details regarding the circumstances leading up to the crash.

Thoughts on Pedestrian Truck Accident

We cannot come to a quick conclusion as to what transpired in this tragic incident. However, we know that a truck should never hit a pedestrian and that large trucks fatally striking pedestrians is a problem. In 2020 alone, 622 large truck fatalities were pedestrians and nonoccupants (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). People leaving grocery stores may be more vulnerable since large trucks have routine grocery shipments to deliver.

Trained professionals will need to investigate this accident to determine why the truck hit the pedestrian in this case. Was the driver distracted? Speeding in a parking lot? If so, they must be held accountable for their actions that took an innocent person’s life.

I hope the family of this victim receives the much-needed answers they deserve and justice is served.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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