Ocala, FL (January 27, 2021) - A pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place in Ocala on Wednesday, January 27th. The crash happened around 11:00 a.m. on South Pine Avenue near Southwest Broadway Street.
The Ocala Police Department responded to the scene. According to police, a female pedestrian was crossing the road in a crosswalk when she was hit by a vehicle traveling southbound on U.S. 441. The pedestrian, who was not identified, died at the scene. The unidentified elderly driver remained at the scene following the crash. There were no other injuries reported. The crash caused the roadway to be shut down until approximately 2:00 p.m. Motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel.
There is no further information available at this time.
Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable crash victims. A Florida pedestrian accident can result in catastrophic injuries in a matter of seconds. According to statistics, 75% of all pedestrian accidents in Florida will result in a trip to the emergency room for the pedestrian. The percentages of pedestrians who are injured in crashes are far higher than victims of other types of accidents.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of the pedestrian who was killed in this Ocala pedestrian crash.
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