Articles Posted in Pedestrian Accident

MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers were at the scene of a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian accident in Marion County early Monday morning.

According to the Gainesville Sun, a man was trying to walk across the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 at about 2 a.m. when he walked into the path of a Ford Mustang at mile marker 362.

The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was struck by the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries.  The driver of the Ford, a 33-year-old man, and his passenger, a 32-year-old woman, were not injured.  Both are Orlando residents.

ALACHUA, FL – Police say a pedestrian accident in Alachua Friday morning left a child dead, according to WGFL.

The incident occurred in the 15400 block of Hipp Way near Criswell Park at about 7 a.m.  The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office notified local police that a child had been struck by a car.

Responding officers found the injured victim, a 5-year-old boy.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.

MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers said a man was killed in a pedestrian accident early Friday morning in Marion County, according to WKMG.

The Florida Highway Patrol released a report on the incident that happened in the area of SE Maricamp Road and Southeast Bahia Avenue Court at about 12:37 a.m.

According to the FHP, a man was in the outside lane of the roadway on Southeast Maricamp Road when he was struck by a sedan heading east.  The pedestrian, a 42-year-old man from Ocala, suffered fatal injuries.

MARION COUNTY, FL – State troopers said an accident in Marion County last week claimed the life of a 44-year-old pedestrian.

The Ocala News reports the victim was hit by a pickup truck on U.S. 27 near NW 97th Place on Friday night just after 9 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the woman was walking near the intersection when she was struck by the pickup as it was headed eastbound.  The victim, a Davie resident, was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.

LEESBURG, FL – Police said an elderly pedestrian was killed in an accident in Leesburg on Christmas night.

WKMG reports the victim was identified as 80-year-old Gladys Lopez.  She was walking across the intersection of Dixie Avenue and Euclid Avenue when the incident took place at about 7:44 p.m.

According to investigators, Lopez was struck by a Kia sedan going east on Dixie Avenue in the right lane, then was hit again by another eastbound vehicle, a Hyundai sedan.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

HUDSON, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle in Pasco County early Wednesday morning.

WFLA reports the victim was walking in the travel lane of Bolton Avenue east of US-19 near Hudson when the accident happened shortly after midnight.

The pedestrian, a 51-year-old man, was in the path of a van nearing Omaha Street and was struck by the van.  The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

WEEKI WACHEE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a driver hit two pedestrians in Hernando County early Saturday morning, killing one of them.

A report by Fox 13 Tampa Bay stated that the incident took place on Marvelwood Road near Osprey Avenue in Weeki Wachee just before 1 a.m.

The FHP said a man and a woman walking in the roadway were hit by a northbound vehicle driven by a 19-year-old woman.  The man, a 44-year-old man from Weeki Wachee, suffered fatal injuries.

LAKE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run incident that killed a teenager in Lake County Thursday morning, reports WOFL.

State troopers said it happened in the area of County Road 455 near Willow Pines Lane, where a 14-year-old boy was waiting for a school bus at about 6:30 a.m. When the teen reportedly walked in front of a car, he was hit by the vehicle.  The boy was thrown into a southbound lane of County Road 455, where he was struck by a pickup truck.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car that initially hit the teen left the scene but the car was located later.  The FHP was reported to be speaking with the vehicle’s owner and is trying to find out who was driving at the time of the accident.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a woman was killed in a pedestrian accident in Alachua County Friday morning.

According to WUFT, the incident took place on Southwest Archer Road near Southwest 63rd Boulevard at about 6:45 a.m.  The FHP said the victim was walking across the eastbound lanes of the roadway against the light.  A 51-year-old driver saw the woman, veered and slightly clipped her at a low speed.

The woman fell into traffic, where she was hit by a sedan driven by a 55-year-old woman who said she did not see the pedestrian.  The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Both drivers stopped and waited for authorities to arrive.

School buses happen to be one of the safest vehicles on the roadway. Every day, millions of children ride school buses and less than 1% of all traffic deaths involve children on school buses.

School buses are designed so that they are highly visible to others and are equipped with safety features like flashing red lights, stop-arm signs, cross-view mirrors, high crush standards, protective seating, and rollover protection features.

Children are at a greater risk of being involved in an accident when entering or exiting a school bus than when they are passengers on one, so it is very important for all drivers, parents, and students to understand school bus safety.

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