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OCALA, FL – Ocala police said a teenage boy died after being hit by a Marion County Public School maintenance vehicle last week.

In a Facebook post, the Ocala Police Department said the incident took place Thursday morning on SW 20th Street at about 6:50 a.m.  The investigation determined that the victim, a 13-year-old boy, was riding with his mother on a motorcycle heading east.

When the woman stopped the motorcycle, the boy got off to see a friend on the sidewalk and ran across the westbound lanes of traffic.  At that point he was hit by the maintenance vehicle, which was towing a trailer and a lawn mower.

PASCO COUNTY, FL – State troopers said a pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle in Pasco County Saturday night.

The Suncoast News reported the accident happened on U.S. 19 near the intersection with Viva Via Drive at about 10:11 p.m.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a man was walking east across U.S. 19 when he was struck by a southbound pickup truck.  The victim, a 52-year-old St. Petersburg resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.

BROOKSVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol was at the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in Brooksville on Thursday night.

According to The Free Press, a woman was struck by a pickup truck near the intersection of East Jefferson Street and Asmara Street shortly before 8:30 p.m.

State troopers determined that the 72-year-old victim was walking east across the intersection of Asmara Street when she was hit by the pickup truck that was heading north.

CLERMONT, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a driver who had been involved in a crash on the Florida Turnpike was struck and killed while walking on the roadway Sept. 7.

According to the Leesburg-News, the man was driving an Acura in Lake County near Clermont when he lost control of the car, drove off the road and struck an embankment.  The driver was walking away from the crash scene in the turnpike’s northbound lanes when he was hit by a Kia Soul at about 9:45 p.m.

The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

PASCO COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a pedestrian accident in Pasco County Saturday night claimed the life of a 40-year-old woman.

According to a report in the Tampa Bay Times, the woman was walking west across U.S. 19 near New York Avenue at about 10:50 p.m. when she was struck by a southbound sport utility vehicle.

The victim, a resident of Riverview, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the SUV, a 20-year-old man from Hudson, and his 21-year-old passenger were not injured.  Both were wearing seat belts.

LADY LAKE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a hit-and-run driver struck two pedestrians in Lake County on Sunday night, killing one of them.

According to the Villages-News, the two were walking northbound on the shoulder of Rolling Acres Road near West Lakeview Street in Lady Lake when the incident took place at about 9:47 p.m.

The FHP said the driver of a Jeep Cherokee went off the roadway and hit the pedestrians, and then fled the scene.

HOLIDAY, FL – A man died following a pedestrian accident in Pasco County Friday morning, state troopers said.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the victim was a 71-year-old man who was walking across the intersection of U.S. 19 and Mile Stretch Drive in Holiday at about 4:15 a.m.  The Florida Highway Patrol said the pedestrian was walking against a traffic light when he was struck by a southbound Ford F-150 pickup truck that had the green light at the time.

The victim, a Holiday resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HOLIDAY, FL – A child was critically injured after being hit by a vehicle Friday evening, Pasco Fire Rescue said in a tweet.

The incident occurred in the 1000 block of Weston Oaks Drive in Holiday and was reported shortly after 7:30 p.m.

The victim, reported to be under age 10, was flown as a trauma alert to a local trauma center with critical injuries.  No details were released on the circumstances that led to the accident.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol was at the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in Sumter County on Monday morning.

The Villages-News reports the incident took place on U.S. Highway 27/441 in Lady Lake at about 5 a.m.

Authorities said a 52-year-old man wandered away from UF Health-The Villages Hospital, where he had reportedly been a patient.  The man walked into the northbound lanes of the highway and was struck by a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old Mississippi woman.  It was not known why he was walking in that area.

PASCO COUNTY, FL – An accident claimed the life of a man in a wheelchair as he was crossing a roadway in Pasco County, authorities said.

According to The Free Press, the incident took place Tuesday night on US 19 at about 9:24 p.m. The Florida Highway Patrol said a 42-year-old man was going east across the highway near Flora Avenue in a nonmotorized wheelchair when he entered the path of two southbound vehicles.

The man was hit by a Dodge Durango, then was struck again by a Tesla Model 3 that was not in its autopilot mode.

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