Lakeland, FL (June 4, 2019) - An 80-year-old pedestrian is dead following an incident in which he was hit by a vehicle while in a crosswalk at a Publix store.
According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the man was in the crosswalk when he was run over by the vehicle, pinning his legs beneath the car. According to witnesses, he was leaving the store, carrying flowers in his hand, when he was hit by the Ford truck which was attempting to make a left turn to go towards a parking space. The driver of the truck told authorities he did not see the man. The pedestrian subsequently died from his injuries. Neither the driver nor the pedestrian was identified.
Police are still investigating the incident and there have been no charges filed at this time.
Each year, nearly 1,000 pedestrians are killed in crashes in Florida. Our state is one of the most dangerous in the nation for serious and fatal pedestrian crashes, and the numbers continue to underscore this sobering statistic. A pedestrian involved in a crash with a vehicle has a very high chance of sustaining a serious or deadly injury. Certainly, our condolences go out to the pedestrian who was killed in this terrible crash in Lakeland.
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