Driver arrested after fatal Fort Pierce accident

FORT PIERCE, FL – A driver who fled the scene after fatally striking a pedestrian in Fort Pierce has been arrested and charged, CBS 12 reports. 

The incident occurred early Wednesday morning on US-1 southbound near West Midway road. A 55-year-old man was walking his dog when he was hit by a driver, who then fled the scene.

The victim and his dog both died at the scene. The driver, a 53-year-old man, was later stopped and arrested by police. He is being charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

The Fort Pierce car accident lawyers of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. have provided this story for informational purposes only, and it should not be construed as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a collision that was someone else’s fault, we would like to discuss your options for pursuing financial compensation at your convenience. Contact our offices today for a free consultation, by calling  800.689.8180 or filling out our online contact form.

Last Updated : February 10, 2022

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