Alachua County, FL (November 12, 2020) - A pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place on Thursday in Alachua County. The crash happened in the southbound lanes of U.S. 441.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Mitsubishi Mirage was traveling southbound on U.S. 441 when the driver struck a pedestrian near the Hitchock Market and Mi Apa restaurant. The roadway was slick at the time of the crash due to heavy rain. The pedestrian sustained critical injuries as a result of the accident and died at the scene. The victim's identity has not been released at this time. The driver of the Mitsubishi was not injured in the accident.
The FHP is conducting a crash investigation and there is no word on whether any charges are expected. No additional information is available.
Florida pedestrian accidents can result in devastating injuries for victims. Pedestrian accidents take place across our state each day and many of them are caused by negligent drivers. Speeding, distraction, and impairment are some of the main causes of pedestrian accidents in Florida. Both drivers and pedestrians must always remain vigilant in order to reduce the risk of a tragic crash.
Our most sincere condolences go out to the victim's family following this Alachua County pedestrian accident.
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