Police Identify Man Hit and Killed by an Automobile in Pedestrian Accident
MURFREESBORO, FL – According to an online news report at fox17com, the Murfreesboro police have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a car.*
The man, a fifty nine year old man from Orlando, Florida, was hit and killed by a car that struck him as he was walking. The accident occurred at 8:40 p.m. in the 2400 Block of South Church Street, also known as Highway 231, pursuant to a press release that was issued on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Emergency personnel responded to a report of a man who was seriously injured in an accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle. The man who was hit had just left a pizza restaurant and was crossing the road in front of a popular truck stop when he was hit by a car.
The victim was treated on the scene by emergency responders. He was taken to an area hospital where he was declared dead. The driver is not expected to be deemed at fault, but the accident remains under investigation at this time. There are no further details on the crash.
There are several main causes of pedestrian accidents that occur each year in the United States. These are as follows:
- Unmarked crosswalks – crosswalks that are poorly marked cause thousands of pedestrian accidents each year.
- Jaywalking. Improperly crossing a road is a major contributing factor in pedestrian accidents.
- Alcohol and/or drug impairment. Many pedestrian accidents occur because either the driver or pedestrian is impaired by either drugs, alcohol or both.
- Distractions such as using a cellphone when walking. Thousands of people text while walking. While this is not illegal, it can cause someone to take their eyes off of the road and veer into oncoming traffic.
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