Pedestrian Tragically Dies After Hit by Vehicle on Scenic Hwy in Pensacola, Florida
PENSACOLA, FL. – According to a news report posted online at pnj.com, a pedestrian tragically died after being hit by a vehicle on Scenic Highway in Pensacola, Florida. Little information about the accident has been released at this time by Florida Highway Patrol, which is the investigating agency on the case.*
The accident occurred in the late evening at an unknown location on Scenic Highway. Florida Highway Patrol and the Pensacola News Journal report that a pedestrian was walking northbound on the southbound side of the highway shortly before midnight. A passing motor vehicle that was traveling southbound on Scenic Highway then ran into the pedestrian. No cross street or mile marker near the accident site was provided.
The report from Pensacola News Journal states that the driver of the vehicle was not able to avoid the collision, and that the passenger’s side of the vehicle made contact with the victim. The make and model of the vehicle were not reported, nor were the circumstances that led to the accident. It is unclear if the pedestrian was walking in a lane of travel or was on the shoulder.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that the pedestrian tragically died following the accident. He was described as a 56-year-old man from Pensacola. Officials pronounced him dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as a 42-year-old woman. It is not clear if she was injured in the accident or if anyone else was riding in the vehicle with her. Troopers did not say whether charges were anticipated in the case. Investigation into the accident is still ongoing.
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