Pasco County, FL (October 29, 2020) - A woman from St. Petersburg was killed when she was hit by an SUV while crossing U.S. 19 in Pasco County. The crash occurred around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Flora Avenue.
The SUV was traveling northbound at the time of the crash. The 38-year-old victim was not in a crosswalk or marked area for pedestrians when she was struck by the vehicle. The driver was identified as a 23-year-old woman from Oldsmar. Neither she nor her 31-year-old male passenger were hurt in the accident. The pedestrian's identity has not been revealed at this time and there is no word on whether the driver will face any charges.
An investigation is underway at this time. No additional details are available.
A pedestrian crash in Florida can be a life-changing incident for both the victim and their families. Pedestrians are very likely to suffer serious injuries and even lose their lives when they have been involved in a crash. Pedestrians are very vulnerable and have no protection from the force and impact of a serious crash.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this pedestrian crash in Pasco County.
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