News: Woman fatally struck by vehicle while crossing U.S. 19 in wheelchair


TARPON SPRINGS, FL – A woman in a wheelchair was fatally struck by a vehicle in Pinellas County Wednesday afternoon, police said.

According to WFLA, the accident happened in the 40300 block of U.S. 19 in Tarpon Springs, where police responded to the scene at about 12:30 p.m.

Investigators determined that the victim was crossing U.S. 19 from east to west in her motorized wheelchair when she was hit by a northbound Jeep.  Bystanders attempted life-saving measures, but the woman was pronounced dead after being taken to Advent Health of North Pinellas.

Police said the driver of the Jeep had obeyed all traffic laws, and said the victim was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash.  Her identity was not immediately released.

Tarpon Springs police are continuing their investigation into the incident.

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