Clay County, FL (December 20, 2020) - A 61-year-old pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place on U.S. 17 on Saturday, December 19th. The accident happened around 11:40 p.m. at the intersection with Heath Road.
According to a report from the scene, the man was walking in the northbound lanes of the roadway when he was hit by a car. The driver of the car, a 41-year-old man from Orange Park, remained at the scene following the incident. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released at this time. Neither the driver nor his passenger were injured in the accident.
An investigation is ongoing. There is no word on charges at this time. No additional information is available.
Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the country for pedestrians. With approximately 500 pedestrian deaths per year on our roadways, the dangers are very high. According to some more recent statistics, about 75% of all pedestrian crashes in Florida require a visit to the ER, while 20% require long-term hospitalization for serious injuries. Pedestrians and drivers must always remember to use care and caution in order to reduce the risk of being hurt in a crash.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this tragic pedestrian accident in Clay County.
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