A vehicle transporting four children collided with a pedestrian in Gainesville this morning – killing her.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the vehicle, driven by a 58-year old Miami woman and transporting four children ages 6-13, was traveling northbound on the exit roadway of Harbor Cove Apartments south of West University Avenue.
The driver turned into the parking area in front of the office building. A pedestrian, a 77-year old Gainesville woman, was walking south on the sidewalk between the parking area and the office building.
For reasons still under investigation, the driver traveled onto the sidewalk and struck the pedestrian, and then continued traveling onto the grass area adjacent to the sidewalk before coming to a stop with the pedestrian underneath the vehicle. Both the driver and pedestrian were transported to North Florida Medical Center by EMS. The driver was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
None of the children in the vehicle sustained injuries, according to the FHP.
This crash is still under investigation.
These are all the details known at this time. This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more is known. The FHP did not release the name of the driver, the pedestrian, or the children in the vehicle.