Updating Breaking News: Pedestrian dies after collision with vehicle in Gainesville


Officers from the Gainesville Police  Department responded to a vehicle collision with a pedestrian at the 2100 block of NE Waldo Road on Saturday. 

After arriving, officers ascertained that a vehicle was traveling north on NE Waldo Road (SR  24) on the left/inside lane, when a pedestrian walked out into the roadway in front of the vehicle. The vehicle involved in the incident, as well as another vehicle that observed the accident, both pulled over to check on  the victim.

The pedestrian was immediately trauma alerted to UF Shands ER for life threatening injuries when Alachua County Fire Rescue arrived, where he was later pronounced deceased. 

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At this time, no charges have been filed against the driver involved in the accident. 

This is the second traffic accident in the last two weeks resulting in the death of a pedestrian by a vehicle, along with another accident where the pedestrian is still in critical condition. GPD reminds drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians to be aware of your surroundings at all times, to obey all traffic laws, and to be especially  attentive to traffic patterns in sparsely lighted areas. 

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