On behalf of Barnes & Cohen P.A. on Monday, August 3, 2015.
A pedestrian accident in Palatka claimed the life of a 14 year old boy. Robert Austin Wise was walking with his 12 year old sister, Alexis Wise, on Stokes Landing road when 50 year old Alan Ward crossed the center line striking the 14 year old boy. The driver did not stop and made no attempt to help the young man. His sister who was not injured in the accident ran to call for help. Ward's wife drove him to the police department 5 hours later where he turned himself in to authorities. Alexis is truly the hero in this tragedy she handled a difficult situation with courage. Our thoughts are with the family of this young man.