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Fatal Accident On Poinciana Blvd.

By Bria | Staff Writer | iSkyCreations - News & Media (ISC News & Media)

Published March 10th, 2024

Update on Fatal Hit-and-Run Incident in Poinciana

Poinciana, FL – In a tragic update to our earlier report, new details have emerged regarding the fatal hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Poinciana Blvd. and Waterview Estates Blvd. The incident, which claimed the life of a 22-year-old female pedestrian, occurred under circumstances that are still being thoroughly investigated.

According to the latest information provided by law enforcement officials, the victim, identified as P1, was crossing Poinciana Boulevard in a marked crosswalk. She was walking in a westerly direction across the southbound lanes when the accident occurred. The vehicle involved, identified as V1, a 2015 Ford F150, was traveling southbound in the outside lane, approaching the intersection with Waterview Estates Boulevard.

A witness at the scene reported that the driver of V1 had a green traffic light at the time of the incident. Despite this, P1 walked directly into the path of the oncoming vehicle, leading to the collision. The impact was such that the front right of the vehicle struck P1, resulting in fatal injuries. The driver of V1, who was not injured in the incident, continued traveling southbound before returning to the scene. Upon his return, he informed authorities that he was unaware of what he had struck.

The driver's cooperation with law enforcement is noted, and he has been reported to have suffered no injuries from the collision. The victim, unfortunately, was pronounced deceased at the scene. This devastating event has left the community in mourning and has raised questions about pedestrian safety and traffic awareness in the area.

The Florida Highway Patrol has stated that the crash remains under investigation, with efforts ongoing to understand the dynamics of the incident fully. The return of the driver to the scene and his statement to the authorities are crucial elements of the ongoing inquiry.

This case serves as a poignant reminder of the need for vigilance on the roads, both for drivers and pedestrians. The importance of adhering to traffic signals, the sanctity of crosswalks, and the unpredictable nature of accidents are all underscored by this tragic event.

As the investigation continues, our thoughts are with the victim's family during this unimaginably difficult time. The community is urged to come together to support those affected and to reinforce the commitment to road safety.

Stay with ISC News & Media for further updates on this story as more details become available. Reporting live from Poinciana, I'm Bria, reminding you to stay safe and be aware of your surroundings on the road.



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