Port Richey, FL (January 6, 2021) - A 79-year-old pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place Tuesday on U.S. 19 in Port Richey. The accident happened around 7:00 p.m. near Springer Drive.
According to a report from the scene, a 45-year-old man from Hudson was driving northbound on U.S. 19 when he struck the female pedestrian. The pedestrian, who has not been identified, died at the accident scene. The driver of the SUV was not hurt in the accident. The crash caused U.S. 19 to be closed near Springer and the intersection with Ridge Road. Motorists were urged to find alternate routes of travel. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
There is no additional information available.
Pedestrian accidents in Florida can cause major, life-altering injuries to occur. According to statistics, about 75% of all Florida pedestrian accidents result in a trip to the ER, with many requiring long-term care and hospitalization. These crashes can result in physical, emotional, and financial hardships for victims as they try to recover from their injuries.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the pedestrian's family following this crash in Port Richey.
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