Palm Harbor Pedestrian Fatality – July 11, 2014

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Rhonda Dreher was killed when she was struck by a car driven by Michael Marinin on U.S. Hwy 19 north of Tampa Rd.  Dreher was reportedly not in a cross-walk, however, use of a cross-walk is not required by law if no cross-walk exists.  Florida Statute 316.130, titled “Pedestrians; traffic regulations,” requires pedestrians crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk to yield the right of way to vehicles on the roadway.  Pedestrians are also required to cross a roadway at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb.  If adjacent…

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