Clearwater, FL (January 30, 2021) - Two pedestrians were killed in a crash that took place on Court Street in Clearwater on Friday evening. The accident was reported around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection with Missouri Avenue.
According to a report from the Clearwater Police Department, the two pedestrians were crossing the street when they were struck by an unidentified vehicle. The pedestrians suffered critical injuries and both were rushed to Morton Plant Hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. There is no word on the victims' identities at this time. The road was closed for several hours as police investigated.
There is no additional information available at this time.
Florida is a dangerous state for pedestrians. According to statistics, approximately two fatal pedestrian accidents take place in Florida each day. This does not count the numerous other pedestrians who are injured in these crashes, many of them seriously. A Florida pedestrian crash frequently occurs due to the negligence or inattention of drivers and can leave innocent victims and their families struggling to move forward following a sudden tragedy.
We would like to offer our condolences to the families of the deceased victims of this fatal pedestrian accident in Clearwater.
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