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Elderly Man Struck by Car Cited for Pedestrian Violation

SPRING HILL – Crossing the Spring Hill Drive as a pedestrian isn’t safe even during daylight hours but wearing dark clothing after nightfall is a recipe for disaster. That’s exactly what happened to 70-year-old Larry Lee Cummins, after he was struck by a vehicle on New Year’s Eve while standing in the roadway near Stoneville Court.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Christopher Wayne Cornelius was driving his 2004 Infinity G35 westbound when Cummins stepped into the path of his vehicle. Cummins was struck and sustained incapacitating injuries as a result of the collision. He was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital, where his condition remains unknown at this time.

Cornelius was not charged; however. Cummins did receive a citation for a pedestrian violation. Alcohol was not a factor according to officials.

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  • I think its funny to watch a bunch of morons argue over a NEWS POST of all things, about a man hit by a car. why don’t you no lifes go get a hobby and stfu already.

    Monday, 4 January 2016, 12:04 pm
  • Well, most of the rhetoric has gotten a little nicer since my last post. Thank you for that. Still, there are a few with limited vocabularies who just can’t avoid the “f bomb.” Even if you just use first letters of your words, most everyone with an IQ above 50 knows your implications. Do yourself a favor and buy a Thesaurus….you might actually improve your mind!

    Sunday, 3 January 2016, 7:15 pm
  • Well ej i hope when/if you reach 70 your as sharp as you are now,so he did not cross in the cross walk that dont exist anywhere near that intersection,you opened my eyes sir you are correct a person should not be allowed to make a mistake without criminal consequeses so with that said what is your parents address so they can be locked up for the mistake they made. Accidents are called accidents for a reason,he did not rob a bank he did not do anything malicious he tried to cross the road that does not have proper crossroads,i guess only county commishiners can buy crack for hookers in hernando,but citizens can’t cross the street.i do stand corrected about h.c.s.o as it does say f.h.p how ever it is still ridiclous no matter the agency.Also alot is being said about him wearing dark cloths,so now we have to wear approved color clothing also,so a recap land of the free as long as you do as we say.wear what we say and dont cross a fu##ing street or you will be penalized while recovering in the hospital.as far as the type of person i am you never met me and again are speaking about someone you know nothing about so s.t.f.u oh and as far as someone else said it is for insurance purposes that b.s also its for revenue fhp hcso or any other law enforcement does not do the insurance companys job also fla. is no fault state so for the medical it dont matter property damage it is up to the insurance company to investigate not tax funded civil servants.

    Sunday, 3 January 2016, 10:37 am
  • Prayers?? to Larry Cummings??may you have a speedy recovery??
    Boschamps Yes Thank GOD YOU MOVED! Why are you still here? isn’t there a website in the city where you moved that will allow you to leave your rude nasty comments?
    I mean you chose to move, with all do respect take your mouth and nasty comments with you.
    Perhaps you are able to find a local church that will be willing to work with you or perhaps try volunteer work to help others, it does wonders for the soul

    Thank You, Happy New Year and may God watch over you in your new home.

    Sunday, 3 January 2016, 1:43 am
  • Thanks AM, yes it helps, I looked it up as well, appreciate your info reads better than what I found on it.

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 11:14 pm
  • @Jena Rae

    17.04.03- It is the policy of the Florida Highway Patrol to investigate traffic crashes in accordance with the provisions of law, to provide/obtain aid for the injured, to maintain public order, to protect the property of persons involved in motor vehicle crashes and to promote efficient utilization of Divisional resources.

    I hope that helps

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 10:14 pm
  • I was there when this accident happened and helped other people to prop his head up with my jacket. The driver was no where to be seen! Did the driver receive any type of citation or ticket for leaving the scene??

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 9:15 pm
  • Never mind I found the answer to my question , but thx anywsy.

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 6:54 pm
  • BTW hope the senior citizen recovers quickly .

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 6:14 pm
  • Please answer nicely if possible, why does florida highway patrol investigate all accidents and not the sherriffs dept? Don’t understand this at all. Thx

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 6:11 pm
  • Boschump, you forgot to take Tony with you but I will celebrate anyway. Hope the old guy will be ok! Assuming the car had lights on I can’t understand why pedestrians fail to see them.

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 5:17 pm
  • No one enjoys hearing someone has been injured, however, the pedestrian was crossing the street, in the dark of night, wearing dark colored clothing. Fair to say that they created the situation. I’m sure the driver of the vehicle was greatly disturbed by this accident, which was created and caused by the ill advised actions of the pedestrian.Hopefully the pedestrian makes a full recovery and thinks twice about any future nocturnal strolls.

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 4:34 pm
  • My goodness, you people are vicious!!
    It’s a good thing that this is, “The season of peace on earth and good will to men!” Otherwise you might have gotten really nasty!!!

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 3:38 pm
  • Possibly one of Al’s “friends” driving the car? You know, small-town politics as only Hernando County can do them!

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 3:21 pm
  • Thank you for leaving Hernando county boschamp I would have helped you pack your cardboard box the gentleman was in violation and should have gotten a ticket

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 3:16 pm
  • Right, because being struck by a car wasn’t enough, and maybe a citation will teach the old man to stay out of the road. Wow. Just, wow.

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 3:13 pm
  • Old man should get a citation. All these idiots crossing busy streets where there is no crosswalks are just asking to get hit. People walking and bike riding on busy streets get the hell off the street they are for vehicles ! If there’s a side walk then use it!

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 3:06 pm
  • Sending prayers

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 3:04 pm
  • Standing in the road and getting hit by a car is almost as bad as being on railroad tracks and getting hit by a train. For insurance purposes, someone has to be at fault. So, it is either the man standing in the road, or the guy driving his car on the road. Blame the insurance companies which own state government, not the police.

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 2:51 pm
  • Both of you above complaining about the HCSO and Hernando County writing this man a citation: Hernando County didn’t write the accident, the Florida Highway Patrol did. So moving out of “spring hill and crappy hernando….” won’t help. Unless of course you moved North out of Florida. Secondly, to Wow, had this been any other person you would be the type to stand up and scream “throw away the key” or “teach these damn kids a lesson”. The law does not care your age and just because the man is 70 doesn’t excuse him from not following it. Yes, it was a mistake, and I sincerely hope he recovers, but many a person have gone to the hospital, several with life threatening injuries I am sure, and still received citations for causing “an accident” which is a nice way of saying “being negligent”.

    I honestly think that knowing this man received an citation, as much of a d*ck move as it seems, is a good thing to remind all of us, be it in a car or on foot, have a responsibility to be caution when on or near roads and our actions, or lack of, will cause us to be held accountable.

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 2:16 pm
  • Are you kidding me….there’s NO CROSSWALKS…boy you jerkoffs need money that bad????…thank GOD I moved outta spring hill and crappy hernando….

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 1:30 pm
  • See thats the problem in florida,you cant make a mistake,this old guy gets hit by a f##king car and is in the hospital,to add insult to injury he gets a violation.w.t.f good job h.c.s.o get them bad a$$ senior citizens take the little bit of cash social security gives them,im sure all citizens now feel safer due to the senior citzen that was struck by a car being giving a violation s.m.h
    New years eve and law enforcment cant find anything better to do then bully a senior.way to go we the people are so proud of your heroic actions officer.im sure when the guy gets his hospital bill and then pays his violation,he will have leared a lesson when he cant eat for 6 months plus.

    Saturday, 2 January 2016, 12:43 pm

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