Pedestrian Killed After Hit by Tanker Truck in Hialeah, Florida
HIALEAH, FL. – According to a news story reported online by wsvn.com, a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a tanker truck in Hialeah, Florida. Little information about the collision has yet been released, and the victim has not been identified. It appears the incident turned into a pileup crash on the Palmetto Expressway.*
The accident took place in the overnight hours of February 9 on the Palmetto Expressway in Hialeah. A tanker truck that was traveling north on the roadway around 2 a.m. and somehow struck a pedestrian near Northwest 122nd Street. Reports did not say where the pedestrian was walking at the time. It is not clear if the pedestrian was inside one of the northbound lanes or on the shoulder.
For reasons not yet known, this initial collision then turned into a pileup crash. Four other vehicles somehow became involved, bringing the total to five vehicles. It is not clear if any of the other vehicles hit the pedestrian.
The pedestrian was severely injured in the collision and pronounced dead at the scene. Officials have not released the victim’s name at this time.
It is not clear how many people were inside the five vehicles, but it does not appear anyone else was injured. None of the drivers has been identified. Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident and did not say whether the tanker truck driver would be charged. Troopers are still investigating.
The accident caused all of the northbound lanes on the Palmetto Expressway to be shut down for investigation. It is not clear how long the roadway remained blocked. Officials rerouted traffic onto Interstate 75 during the road closure.
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