In North Florida, A1A is a popular and well traveled roadway for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. A1A runs across many beach and tourist areas. Unfortunately, many pedestrians and bicyclists are injured while travelling on or near A1A in Florida. It was reported that a Georgia woman (Erica Crews) was recently hit by a car as she walked along the side of Florida A1A in Nassau County, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident. Ms. Crews was hit by a vehicle driven by Nacoa E. Ratchliff at approximately 2:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning. Ms. Crews was transported to Shands Jacksonville hospital with serious life threatening personal injuries. See Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Nassau County Florida Automobile / Pedestrian Accident.
Pursuant to Section 316.130 Pedestrians; Traffic Regulations – Florida Statutes, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human-powered vehicle and give warning when necessary and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person. Pedestrians also have a duty of due care in the State of Florida. In some accidents involving pedestrians, there is comparative fault. In other words, the accident is the fault of more than one person.