According to the Tampa Bay Times, Olda Maldonado, 56, of Pinellas Park, was walking across 49th Street in the 8400 block when she was struck by a 2013 Mazda CX5 at about 7:35 p.m. Ms. Maldonado was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Pinellas Park police said. Police said alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors.
This car accident should remind all of us of the importance of looking out for pedestrians as we drive Florida roads. As Spring approaches, there will likely be more and more pedestrians on our streets. It is crucial that all drivers look ahead for pedestrians and bicyclist and remain alert as to their actions.
Drive and walk safely and look out for those who don't.
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