Tallahassee, FL (June 30, 2021) - The Florida Highway Patrol was at the scene of a pedestrian accident in Tallahassee on Wednesday. The collision occurred around 12:30 a.m. along Monroe Street near Lake Forest Drive.
Troopers say that the vehicle was traveling northbound on Monroe when the driver struck a pedestrian with the left front of his vehicle. The 42-year-old pedestrian from Panama Beach came to rest in a grassy median. Rescue workers responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver, a 54-year-old man from Tallahassee, was not hurt in the accident.
An investigation is underway. There is no further information available.
More than 500 people are killed and thousands more are injured in Florida pedestrian accidents each year. On average, about two people lose their lives each day due to pedestrian accidents in our state. Many of these accidents are preventable and are caused due to the negligence of motorists. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents in Florida include speeding, failing to yield the right-of-way, and distraction. The cause of this crash will continue to be investigated.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with the victim following this pedestrian crash in Tallahassee.
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