A 64-year-old Winter Springs woman was struck and killed recently in a pedestrian accident on Red Bug Lake Road. The nursing home resident was using her walker for safety and stability while walking along Red Bug Lake Road around 8:45 p.m. one recent evening when she was struck and killed by a 2000 Nissan driven by a 19-year-old Winter Springs man. Accident investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol say that the driver of the Nissan was eastbound on Red Bug Lake Road near Willa Springs Drive when his vehicle struck the victim. Troopers say that the victim was wearing dark clothing and was not in a crosswalk when she attempted to cross Red Bug Lake Road. Troopers said that they don’t expect to file charges against the driver in connection with this tragic accident. The victim was taken to Florida Hospital Altamonte, where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigating a fatal motorcycle accident report that an Odessa motorcyclist was killed when a car crossed the centerline into her lane, forcing her to collide with the side of the car. Troopers say the 59-year-old victim was riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle northbound on US 27/US 19 when a 1997 Chevrolet Camaro driven by a 51-year-old Greenville man violated her right of way by drifting into oncoming traffic. Troopers say the victim had little or no time to avoid the accident and collided with the left front side of the car.
A University of Florida student is receiving care at Shands at the University of Florida and hospitalized in extremely critical condition after she was struck and injured in a recent hit-and-run bicycle accident. Accident investigators say that the 21-year-old woman was riding her bike near Southwest 16th Avenue near Archer Road when she was struck by a driver who fled the accident scene without stopping to help. She is being treated for severe head trauma, a broken arm and two broken legs, according to a Gainesville Police officer. He reports that a vehicle believed to be involved in the accident has been recovered, but no arrest has been made in connection with the incident.
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