Aloma, FL (December 25, 2020) - A driver was killed and a pedestrian suffered serious injuries after a Christmas Day crash near Aloma. The accident occurred around 3:00 a.m. on Forsyth Road.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Toyota Camry was traveling on Forsyth Road when, for unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his car. The Camry left the roadway and struck a curb and a sign before flipping and coming to rest. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene after being partially ejected from the car. A nearby pedestrian was struck by a part of the vehicle, causing serious injuries. The pedestrian, identified only as a 21-year-old, was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.
The FHP is investigating the accident at this time. There is no additional information available.
There are thousands of reported pedestrian accidents in Florida each year. More than 75% of all reported pedestrian crashes will result in injuries, many of them severe. In a large number of Florida pedestrian crash cases, the pedestrian is not at fault for the accident. Some common causes of Florida pedestrian accidents include driver distraction, impairment, speeding, and more.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to all who have been affected by this tragic crash in Aloma.
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