Last night, a pedestrian died in a crash in Pasco County at U.S. 41 and Carson Drive shortly after 9 p.m. when he was struck by a Buick Enclave. The driver told troopers she didn't see the pedestrian.
On Wednesday morning, a 15-year-old varsity cheerleader and sophomore at Mitchell High School was killed after being hit by a car while crossing Little Road with two friends.
On Tuesday night, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Hillsborough Avenue. The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital.
Without assigning fault or blame to any of the drivers in the above accidents, it is fair to say that these tragedies must remind all drivers that they need to watch out for pedestrians. Look ahead of where you are driving. If there are pedestrians, keep an eye on them. Move over to another lane if possible. Remember, a pedestrian is no match for a hunk of metal traveling at 50 miles per hour.
Please drive safely and be careful!