Lakeland, FL (July 6, 2020) – Authorities responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian crash that took place at an intersection in Lakeland this past Friday night.
The crash happened at the intersection of Harden Boulevard and Town Center Drive when a Ford F-350 being driven by a 27-year-old woman was headed south on Harland when she struck a 76-year-old male pedestrian crossing in the crosswalk. He attempted to run out of the way but was unable to make it out of the way in time and was hit by the Ford truck.
The female driver cooperated with police at the scene of the collision. The reason the accident took place is still under investigation by authorities and it is unclear whether or not charges will be filed.
The 76-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the accident scene by medical professionals.
No other details are available at this time.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Between the years 2005 and 2014, 46,149 individuals across the United States were killed in pedestrian accidents. During this same time period, 5,142 pedestrians lost their lives due to Florida pedestrian accidents.
Florida is ranked as one of the most dangerous states in the nation for pedestrians. Seven of the ten deadliest cities for pedestrians in the US are located in the Sunshine State.
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