A 55-year-old Palm Coast woman was struck and killed by a vehicle on U.S. 1 south of Royal Palms Parkway in Palm Coast late Saturday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The woman was on foot. It isn’t clear if she was attempting to cross the highway or if she intentionally placed herself in the way of the vehicle. A 33-year-old woman was at the wheel of the vehicle, a sedan, and was traveling south on U.S. 1. FHP, whose Cpl. Tiffany Williams is the traffic homicide investigator on the case, describes the pedestrian as walking into the path of the sedan “for unknown reasons at this time.” The crash was reported to 911 at 9:11 p.m.
It is the second time this year that a pedestrian was killed on a Flagler roadway. On April 10, a person who was standing in the middle of an I-95 travel lane south of State Road 100 was struck and killed by a car.
The identity of the driver and the victim in Saturday night’s incident were not released. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, where the Palm Coast Fire Department, Flagler County Fire Rescue and the Palm Coast Fire Police responded, as did the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, before turning over the scene to FHP.
It was the first road fatality in Palm Coast or Flagler since Oct. 29, and at least the 19th road fatality of the year.
RPP & Belle Terre is another really interesting street crossing for cyclists & pedstrians alike. It’s that right turn onto the east side of Belle Terre. All you have to do is look at the corner and see where the cheats that are too impatient to wait for a light drive off the road to make a right turn by going past a car heading west & thru the intersection on RPP. I’ve had quite a few motorists pull that impatient stunt and went around at least 2 of us waiting for our turn/light change to either go straight or make a right turn onto northbound Belle Terre.
Only Me says
Very sad, The road is dark and I know a lot of homeless walk that road, the road at night is dark. Just very very sad.
She wasn’t homeless nor was she suicidal. She was a mother of two and newly engaged. She was my friend. She made a terrible and tragic mistake trying to cross that dark road. So so sad!!!! She will be deeply missed.
Concerned Citizen says
I am sorry that someone has lost their life in a tragic accident. My condolences to the family and her friends.
But I do want to point this out.
I drive a lot for my job and a lot of it is in town. And yes I follow traffic laws because I value others lives as well as my license and being able to have a job. A lot of folks are quick to jump on drivers but I’ll say this.
Several times a day I watch pedestrians not cross properly. You don’t wait for the ped lights and you run across in unmarked areas when cross walks are nearby. Some of the most notrious places for this are A1A near the pier and Cypress Point. Same goes for cyclists not stopping. You don’t dismount and walk and you ignore traffic devices and keep going. And I won’t go on about both not wearing reflective gear at night. Everyone expects a vehicle to just stop but even if you are doing the speed limit or under it’s near impossible to just stop on a dime.
Just because you have the right of way as a pedestrian doesn’t mean you should always exercise it. And FCSO needs to reallyhit on pedestrian/cyclist safety and compliance just as much as they do for motorists.
I’m sure the motorist that hit her will pay for this for the rest of their life. And that is unfortunate as well.
Barbara Allen says
I was friends with Julie & her Mom on FB. I don’t believe what they say…She was a good person and took care
of her Mom who had dementia and Tommy who has Downs syndrome…I pray for the family and her two
children and grandbaby…May Julie RIP…