Wesley Chapel, FL (July 8, 2020) - A pedestrian died in a crash that took place on Old Pasco Road in Wesley Chapel. The crash happened just before 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection with Country Club Road.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that an unidentified male pedestrian was walking southbound on Old Pasco when he was hit by an SUV driven by a 20-year-old man from Wesley Chapel. The pedestrian died at the scene from injuries suffered in the crash. No one else was hurt in the accident. Parts of the roadway were closed while police and investigators worked at the scene.
There is no word on whether charges are expected. An investigation remains ongoing.
Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable groups of people on our roadways. A pedestrian accident often causes serious injuries including head injuries, neck & spinal cord trauma, broken bones, and even death. Many pedestrian accidents take place when a negligent driver causes them to occur as a result of their actions. Speeding, distracted driving, impairment, and reckless driving are all frequent contributors to Florida pedestrian crashes.
Our condolences are with the victim's family following this tragic pedestrian crash in Wesley Chapel.
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