Man Struck by Car on Cortez Blvd Succumbs to Injuries
BROOKSVILLE – Yesterday, we reported the news of vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Cortez Blvd. Sadly, the victim, 30-year-old Brandan C. Pertgen of Spring Hill did not survive.
According to officials, 31-year-old Rebecca Lee Kroner was traveling westbound on Cortez Blvd, when Pertgen walked into the path of her vehicle.
Pertgen was airlifted to Bayonet Point Hospital, where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Kroner sustained minor injuries and was transported Oak Hill Hospital.
BROOKSVILLE – Fire Rescue responded to Cortez Blvd and Deltona Blvd just before noon today, after reports that a pedestrian was struck at that intersection.
Witness, Ricardo Patterson says he saw the blue car (Pictured Below) collide with a lawn worker, as the victim tried to cross Cortez Blvd.
Ricardo says he prayed for the victim and with driver before Fire Rescue arrived on the scene. Bayflite airlifted the pedestrian to a local trauma center for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time. The driver also sustained minor injuries and was transported by ground to Oak Hill Hospital.
The Florida Highway Patrol is on scene investigating the cause of the accident.
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