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Pedestrian Sustains Fatal Injuries in Hit-and-Run Accident in Pensacola, Florida


August 05, 2019

Pedestrian Sustains Fatal Injuries in Pensacola Hit-and-Run Accident – Authorities Continue Search for Driver

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – As reported in online news articles available at weartv.com, a pedestrian has died following a hit-and-run accident on Cervantes Street, a street that is known as “the most dangerous” in Pensacola.*

According to local police, a pedestrian was struck and killed at the intersection of Cervantes Street and Pace Boulevard.  A small black SUV believed to be the vehicle involved in the accident left the scene of the accident at a high rate of speed, and authorities have not found the driver.  Authorities are asking for the public’s help in tracking the driver down, stating that the vehicle is likely to have front-end damage as well as damage on the right side.

Cervantes Street – “The Most Dangerous” Street in Pensacola

The pedestrian who was struck and killed had been on Cervantes Street, a street that has seen 682 traffic accidents and 9 deaths over the past 5 years.  A County Commission Chairman reached out to the Florida Governor, requesting money to handle improvements that can make Cervantes Street safer.  A total of $700,000 was supposed to be apportioned from this year’s state budget. However, the Governor vetoed the request.

While the request for $700,000 was denied, the Mayor of Pensacola states that Cervantes Street will still see improvements, with some construction already underway.  New lights have been installed in some areas as well as flashing speed limit signs, which were installed at the request of the Mayor and Pensacola Police Chief.  Some local residents do not believe new signs will be enough, as there are multiple “close calls” daily involving pedestrians.  Additionally, some locals believe drivers may ignore the new signs, and feel red-light cameras may be the better option to monitor drivers.  

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Source:https://weartv.com/news/local/police-continue-search-for-driver-involved-in-hit-and-run

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