An 80-year old man was killed when he attempted to cross the street in Dover, FL.
According to TBO.com, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on the afternoon of September 30, 2013, Santiago Sanchez-Lopez, 80, of Dover, FL, was walking east on Sydney Dover Road, in Dover, FL, when he attempted to cross the street.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports indicate that as Sanchez-Lopez crossed the road, an unidentified driver was driving a Ford Ranger southbound on Sydney Dover Road traveling approximately 50 miles per hour, struck the pedestrian.
Reports indicate that Sanchez-Lopez was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident.
At the time of the report, investigators were still trying to identify the driver of the Ford Ranger.
According the the 2012 Traffic Crash Facts published by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, pedestrian accidents increased by nearly 1,200 crashes form 2011 to 2013. The number of pedestrian deaths as a result of these accidents decreased from 497 in 2011 to 473 in 2012. The number of injuries reported noted a 20% increase from 2011 to 2012.
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