Port Richey, FL (May 31, 2021) - A pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place Sunday afternoon in Port Richey. The collision occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 19 just north of Gordon Drive.
According to a report from authorities, a 39-year-old man from Port Richey attempted to cross U.S. 19 when he was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 25-year-old man from Hudson. The Port Richey man, who was not identified, died later at a local hospital. The truck driver was not hurt in the accident and there are no details on the crash at this time.
An investigation into the collision is ongoing. No further information is available.
Pedestrian accidents in Florida take place multiple times each year. These accidents cause approximately 500 deaths annually and thousands more pedestrians will suffer incapacitating injuries. Being involved in a Florida pedestrian crash can be a truly life-changing moment for the victim as well as their family. These accidents happen suddenly and must be carefully investigated by authorities in order to decide how they occurred and who should be held responsible.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the family who lost their loved one in this tragic pedestrian crash in Port Richey.
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