MANATEE COUNTY, FL – A pedestrian lost their life in a three-vehicle crash that occurred on Friday at the intersection of State Road 70 and US 41, as reported by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
The accident took place when a 24-year-old woman, turning left, collided with an oncoming car driven by a 21-year-old man at the aforementioned intersection. The impact of the collision caused the male driver to strike a 60-year-old male pedestrian, who was standing on a median divider.
Tragically, the force of the collision propelled the pedestrian in front of a Sarasota County bus, which was carrying passengers, resulting in another fatal impact.
Following the incident, the male driver attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by authorities. He now faces charges of leaving the scene with death, vehicular homicide, and having no driver’s license.
Regrettably, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
As the investigation remains ongoing, the Florida Highway Patrol is actively looking into the circumstances surrounding the crash to determine the factors that led to this unfortunate accident. Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.