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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.

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.

MASARYKTOWN, FL – State troopers said one person was killed and another seriously injured in a collision in Pasco County late Friday night.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the incident happened at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Bowman Road south of Masaryktown just before 11 p.m.  The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of an eastbound pickup truck was turning from Bowman Road onto U.S. 41 and entered the path of a northbound van, resulting in a crash.

The driver of the van, a 79-year-old Spring Hill man, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.  A passenger in the van, a 59-year-old Weeki Wachee woman, was seriously injured.

LAND O’LAKES, FL – Authorities are searching for the driver who struck a bicycle rider in Pasco County Saturday night and kept going.

The Tampa Free Press reports the victim was a 55-year-old man from Hudson who was seriously injured. He was hit by a vehicle that was going west on Lake Patience Road near American Plaza Boulevard in Land O’Lakes at about 10:17 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene afterwards.  A passenger side mirror was found at the scene indicating that the vehicle involved was a gray Nissan Altima.  Anyone with further information on the hit-and-run was asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol or Crime Stoppers.

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.

DADE CITY, FL – Rescue crews responded to the scene of a crash in Dade City on Tuesday afternoon that left seven people injured.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the accident happened on U.S. 301 near Beth Street and was reported at about 4:15 p.m.

Pasco County Fire Rescue said two of the injured victims were hospitalized as trauma alerts, but no further details were released on their conditions.  Two vehicles were reported to have sustained heavy damage in the wreck.

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.

DADE CITY, FL – Pasco Fire Rescue tweeted that it was at the scene of a collision between a train and a vehicle in Dade City on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened at Old Lakeland Highway at Melrose Avenue, and was reported by firefighters shortly before 1 p.m.

Rescue crews said one person was transported with serious injuries.  No hazards were reported from the train.

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.

PASCO COUNTY, FL – A driver died after his pickup truck crashed in Pasco County early Friday morning, according to a report in the Suncoast News.

The 26-year-old victim was driving west on Kitten Trail near Dennis Drive when the accident occurred. The Florida Highway Patrol said the man was negotiating a right curve when he veered into the eastbound lane, over-corrected and lost control.

The pickup truck entered a grass shoulder of the roadway, crashed into a concrete wall and overturned, ejecting the driver.

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