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Man Dies in Hillsborough County Pedestrian Accident


July 24, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA – According to an online news article published by www.tampabay.com, a man sustained fatal injuries in a morning hit-and-run accident on U.S. 92.*

A 48-year-old New Jersey man has died just days after being struck by a car on U.S. 92.  The accident happened in the morning when the New Jersey man was walking southbound across the westbound lanes of U.S. 92 near Walton Way.  

A 73-year-old Tampa woman was driving eastbound on U.S. 92 when she made a left turn into Suncoast Credit Union.  The woman struck the 48-year-old pedestrian with her 2009 Ford.  Reports indicate that the 48-year-old pedestrian was not using a crosswalk at the time of the accident.  The 48-year-old New Jersey man was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment of critical injuries but later died.  The 73-year-old woman is not currently facing any criminal charges.

Florida Pedestrian Deaths are Highest in the United States

Florida sees pedestrian deaths regularly, and presently has the highest number of pedestrian accident deaths, prompting many people to ask why the state is so much more dangerous than others for pedestrians.  A key reason for why so many deadly pedestrian deaths happen in Florida is the poor design of intersections, which are made for the convenience of drivers more so than for the safety of pedestrians.  Additionally, new roads and intersections are sticking with old designs that do not benefit pedestrian safety.

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Source:https://www.tampabay.com/breaking-news/fhp-man-hit-by-car-in-east-hillsborough-dies-3-days-later-20190721/ and https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article224923045.html

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