Orange County, FL (February 7, 2021) - The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a deadly pedestrian crash in Orange County on Saturday night. The incident happened on Pine Hills Road near Grandview.
According to troopers, a pedestrian was crossing the street when he was hit by a 2016 black Ford Fusion. The passengers in the vehicle fled the scene on foot following the crash while the driver sped off. Rescue crews arrived and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. The pedestrian's identity is not available at this time. Police are still searching for the Fusion driver in connection with the crash.
There is no further information available.
Approximately 10,000 Florida pedestrian accidents are reported each year. These crashes are especially dangerous as more than 80% of pedestrian crash victims will suffer injuries. About 20% of these victims will be seriously hurt or killed and many more will need to be hospitalized for treatment. Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable accident victims in Florida and a pedestrian crash can change your life in a matter of seconds.
Our condolences go out to the victim's family following this Orange County pedestrian crash.
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