A pedestrian was killed Sunday after he was struck by a truck as he tried to cross U.S. 19 in Holiday.
The crash occurred at 5:59 p.m. near the intersection with Mile Stretch Drive.
Troopers believe the 50-year-old Holiday man was trying to cross the northbound lanes of U.S. 19 when he stepped into the path of an oncoming 2003 Chevrolet pick-up truck.
The man was taken to Florida Hospital North Pinellas, where he died from his injuries.
No further information is available at this time.
Thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed every year in traffic accidents. Often these injuries are very serious, due to the fact that these accidents involve a motor vehicle vs. a human being. Sadly, every year in the United States there are approximately 5,000 pedestrian accidents that result in death.
Pedestrian accidents can happen when drivers are not careful, but the most common situations are:
- Failing to yield for pedestrians in crosswalks
- Backing out of parking spots
- Speeding in residential areas
- Turning right on a red light, and failing to look for pedestrians in the crosswalk
Pedestrian accidents can lead to serious injuries such as fractures and broken bones, head injuries, back and neck injuries, and as this case shows, sometimes death. At Whittel & Melton, our Pasco County Injury Lawyers can work with you to help make sure you get the maximum financial compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, funeral expenses and any other losses sustained in a pedestrian accident.