Ocala, FL (August 19, 2020) - A 22-year-old man from Ocala was killed in a pedestrian accident that took place on Tuesday, August 18th. The crash was reported around 9:00 p.m. on State Road 200 near Interstate 75.
According to the Ocala Police Department, William Ryan Abbott was walking down a sidewalk when he was hit by a vehicle. The car had left the roadway and driven onto the sidewalk before it struck Abbott. Rescue workers rushed Abbott to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. No one was hurt in the accident. The driver of the vehicle has not been identified at this time.
Ocala officers are still investigating the accident to determine if criminal charges are warranted against the driver. There is no additional information available at this time.
Pedestrian accidents in Florida take place every day. Sadly, two people are killed each day, on average, due to pedestrian accidents in our state. In addition, many more will be seriously injured and will have their lives severely affected when they are involved in a pedestrian accident. In many cases, a Florida pedestrian crash is caused due to the actions of a negligent driver. Police will continue to investigate this accident to determine if the driver should be held responsible.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of William Ryan Abbott during this difficult time.
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