Columbia County, FL (January 1, 2021) - A pedestrian was killed in an accident that took place on U.S. Highway 90 in Columbia County on Friday, January 1st. The accident occurred near Lake City around 2:45 a.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to a report from troopers, the pedestrian was walking near the roadway when he was struck by an SUV. The 24-year-old pedestrian, who was not immediately identified, died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the SUV was uninjured. The events leading up to the collision are still under investigation at this time, according to Lt. Patrick Riordan of the FHP.
There is no additional information available.
Fatal pedestrian accidents in Florida take place about once every two hours. Sadly, many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured when they are involved in crashes with negligent drivers. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to being injured in crashes and they are likely to end up in the hospital when a pedestrian crash does occur. According to statistics, about 75% of all Florida pedestrian accidents result in a trip to the emergency room for the injured pedestrian.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this Columbia County pedestrian crash.
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