Maura Nations, 26, a resident of Orlando, was on the shore in Flagler Beach with her dog Saturday afternoon, in the area of South 15th Street, when her dog darted up the wooden stairs toward State Road A1A.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Nations was walking along the road going north when the dog crossed A1A. Charles Esbaugh, 65, of Palatka, was driving north in his 2006 Chevy at that very moment. The dog crossed the car’s path. Esbaugh swerved to avoid it–and struck Nations.
Nations was taken to Halifax Hospital by ambulance, in critical condition.