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Pedestrian With Life-Threatening Injuries After Being Struck By Vehicle In Dunedin

Pedestrian With Life-Threatening Injuries After Being Struck By Vehicle In Dunedin

May 28, 2016

A Dunedin woman is fighting for her life after being struck by a vehicle in Dunedin.  The crash occurred at about 5:05 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

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According to investigators, 69-year-old Lucinda J. Caughey was walking westbound crossing Patricia Avenue in a marked pedestrian crosswalk just south of Admiral Road in Dunedin.

Investigators say 25-year-old Brittany Bones of Clearwater was driving a 2008 Honda CRV southbound on Patricia Avenue passing Admiral Road when she did not see Caughey crossing the roadway in the marked crosswalk.

Caughey was struck by the CRV and pinned underneath.  Fire rescue crews arrived and were able to rapidly extricate her from beneath the vehicle.

Caughey was transported via helicopter to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Investigators said that Bones appeared to be driving the speed limit and she showed no signs of impairment.

The investigation continues and is being conducted by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.).

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