Pedestrian struck in Beach Boulevard accident dies

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) – What started off as a potential weekend of fun for 36-year-old Eric Mansfield turned tragic after Gulf Shores police said he was struck crossing East Beach Boulevard.

According to the police report obtained by FOX10 News, Mansfield was crossing the road from south to north when he was hit.

Mansfield’s brother, Mark, said he finds it hard to believe that neither the 17-year-old driver nor the passenger saw his brother crossing the street.

“A 16-year-old passenger did also say that he quote ‘Came out of nowhere.’ Again, he did not come out of nowhere, he came from the south to the north, passing over several lanes of traffic and almost clear of the street when he was hit,” Mark Mansfield said.

Mansfield said they took his brother off life support Wednesday, August 6 after doctors told their family that he wouldn’t recover. He died Thursday afternoon.

While the case didn’t initially result in any charges against the driver, that could change.

“With Mr. Mansfield passing away, obviously the case will ultimately be heard by a grand jury here in Baldwin County,” Sgt. Jason Woodruff said.

Gulf Shores police said they are still gathering information from the incident, like phone records, and are determining if speed was a factor. Woodruff said they will have a reconstruction of the crash next week to help determine some of the remaining unknowns.

FOX10 News will continue to follow this investigation and let you know how it turns out.

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