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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle, Mariner and Northcliffe

SPRING HILL – Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of Mariner Blvd and Northcliffe Blvd after reports that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

Due to the possibility of a head injury, Bayflite was initially placed on standby but later cancelled after the patient was transported locally for treatment.

According to the driver who did not wish to be identified, she was attempting to make a right turn onto Northcliffe Blvd from Mariner while there was a green arrow. That’s when the male victim walked into her path and was struck by the right front corner.

The Florida Highway Patrol is on scene investigating the cause of the crash.

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  • Nissa, very glad your grandfather is ok and this is a article about a human being. being injured, or killed. NOT about green lights etc I really don’t know what we have become as a civilization. Sending prayers for him and family for a speedy recovery.

    Thursday, 8 September 2016, 12:29 pm
  • Glad everyone is so concerned about my grandfathers life. Hope everyone continues to have a blessed life where they can comment on a near tragedy. Blessings!

    Thursday, 8 September 2016, 8:13 am
  • @SLA turning right from Mariner onto Northcliffe there is a green arrow to turn right.. it was put in a few years ago

    Thursday, 8 September 2016, 1:52 am
  • What’s with this?

    >>>>>>>> driver who did not wish to be identified<<<<<<<<

    Why wasn't the driver named? Are some people endowed with *special privileges*, when involved in a traffic incident?

    Innocent or not, they should have been named. Are ALL parties directly involved in an accident allowed to tell law enforcement to not release their name and or age, or other pertinent information?

    Regardless, Northcliff and Mariner is just one of too many problematic intersections in the Spring Hill / Brooksville area.

    Thursday, 8 September 2016, 12:34 am
  • I am not sure there is a green arrow at that light. Therefore the pedestrian would of had the right of way. The light on Marnier was green but when turning right you have to watch for the pedestrian who has the right of way. I do believe this is correct.

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 11:48 pm
  • Here for all you arguing and bickering over the laws in Florida about this incident..and dont bother to read. Bunch of armchair lawyers.. My brothers neighbors cousins fathers great grandfather knew an attorney so it makes me a qualified legal expert nonsense.. Here give reading a try.. actually read… it might help..lol sorry tom but I have to post this…haha

    Fl statute 316.130 Pedestrians; traffic regulations.—
    (1) A pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device specifically applicable to the pedestrian unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
    (2) Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals at intersections as provided in s. 316.075, but at all other places pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and be subject to the restrictions stated in this chapter.
    (3) Where sidewalks are provided, no pedestrian shall, unless required by other circumstances, walk along and upon the portion of a roadway paved for vehicular traffic.
    (4) Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the shoulder on the left side of the roadway in relation to the pedestrian’s direction of travel, facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
    (5) No person shall stand in the portion of a roadway paved for vehicular traffic for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
    (6) No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or highway.
    (7)(a) The driver of a vehicle at an intersection that has a traffic control signal in place shall stop before entering the crosswalk and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian, with a permitted signal, to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
    (b) The driver of a vehicle at any crosswalk where signage so indicates shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
    (c) When traffic control signals are not in place or in operation and there is no signage indicating otherwise, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger. Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
    (8) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
    (9) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
    (10) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
    (11) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.
    (12) No pedestrian shall, except in a marked crosswalk, cross a roadway at any other place than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb.
    (13) Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks.
    (14) No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic control devices, and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.
    (15) Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human-powered vehicle and give warning when necessary and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person.
    (16) No pedestrian shall enter or remain upon any bridge or approach thereto beyond the bridge signal, gate, or barrier after a bridge operation signal indication has been given. No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
    (17) No pedestrian may jump or dive from a publicly owned bridge. Nothing in this provision requires the state or any political subdivision of the state to post signs notifying the public of this provision. The failure to post a sign may not be construed by any court to create liability on the part of the state or any of its political subdivisions for injuries sustained as a result of jumping or diving from a bridge in violation of this subsection.
    (18) No pedestrian shall walk upon a limited access facility or a ramp connecting a limited access facility to any other street or highway; however, this subsection does not apply to maintenance personnel of any governmental subdivision.
    (19) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable pursuant to chapter 318 as either a pedestrian violation or, if the infraction resulted from the operation of a vehicle, as a moving violation.

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 10:17 pm
    • This is good information, thank you. I do see quite a few people jay-walking on many roads around here. Mariner and Spring Hill Dr. are the worst. They don’t cross at the signal.

      Thursday, 8 September 2016, 12:37 am
  • This is a tricky one.. the girl supposedly had a green arrow and if she did the pedestrian crosswalk signal should’ve been red.. Vehicles are legally required to yield to peds although the man was said to be walking when he shouldn’t of been AKA J-walking even though inside the cross walk.. I would assume the driver would be at fault due to the fact that vehicles should yield to pedestrians..
    99% of the time Pedestrians have the right of way

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 9:55 pm
  • Just curious, why would there be a green RIGHT turn arrow, especially at a simple cross intersection such as this? Will have to go check it out because in over 40 years of driving, I don’t recall ever having seen one before 🙂

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 8:22 pm
  • There’s cameras at that intersection. All they need to do is look at the video and we will know who is telling the truth and who had the right of way in this particular situation. No point in going back and worth between who had r.o.w

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 7:55 pm
  • Never mind just took a better look at the bottom pic. Sorry

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 7:24 pm
  • Ok sorry for the dumb question but if she was on mariner turning right onto north cliff then how did he get on the wrong corner?

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 7:22 pm
  • What’s wrong with people, b*tch has only *!

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 6:45 pm
  • He should be charged with Drinking while walking! Hope he did not hurt the car!

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 6:06 pm
  • When there is a green arrow as stated there is a Dont Walk Sign so driver had right of way not the pedestrian

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 5:59 pm
  • There called accidents for a reason both parties should have payed better attention but all that matters now is that everyone is ok and safe..

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 5:34 pm
  • I do not think that the pedestrian always has the right of way. I think that’s why there are j walking laws and crosswalks. It is sad that someone was hit but we all have to be careful. Walkers do not have the right to walk infront of a car and to say they always have the row is nutz. I don’t know what happened in this case as I was not there but I am commenting on the statement from no merci. If that was true why are we taught to look both ways before crossing!! Your statement was crazy

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 5:04 pm
  • If the pedestrian always has R.O.W., then why do we have Walk/Don’t Walk signals?

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 4:43 pm
  • Hope the man is ok but needs to learn the crosswalk direction stop means dont walk. Or was he like half the other people around who are too lazy to walk down the to light to cross

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 4:23 pm
  • Both pedestrians and drivers are responsible for safety and both need to be watching out for one another.

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 3:59 pm
  • Right of way when the signal is showing it is time to cross. Now at Wal-Mart is a different story. Half of the people who drive through that entrance don’t even stop for the stop signs and the other half speed through.

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 3:52 pm
  • No Merci, you are a good example of what is wrong with this world today. If the vehicle had a green light that means the pedestrian’s sign said DO NOT WALK. I agree Kevin, charge the pedestrian with (this is a law) jay-walking.

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 3:40 pm
  • The pedestrian does have the right of way, BUT the pedestrian still has an obligation to look BOTH WAYS BEFORE crossing a street. Otherwise he is roadkill, and it would be his own damn fault.

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 3:36 pm
  • THE PEDESTRIAN ALWAYS HAS THE R.O.W. Hope the man will be OK!! Send that reckless B**tch back to DRIVER’S ED.

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 2:34 pm
    • I believe you are wrong. If the light is green it would be unthinkable for the pedestrian to have the right of way.She was turning right on a green arrow.

      Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 3:06 pm
    • not true dumbazz, pedestrians still need to follow all traffic control signs, including the orange DO NOT WALK light the moron ignored.

      Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 3:51 pm
    • No, the pedestrian doesn’t always have the right of way. That is why they also have crossing signals and they would not be given the green light to cross on an arrow turning in their direction. You are mistaken and probably one of those people who walks out in front of cars daring them to hit you.

      Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 4:08 pm
    • If driver had green arrow then pedestrian was crossing on red and DOES NOT have right of way!! You go back to Driver’s Ed B**tch!

      Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 5:07 pm
  • Pedestrian should be charged failure to yield !

    Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 1:56 pm
    • ummmm…no…..turn on green arrow when safe unless ped crossing is red..which it is not there on green arrow….ped has right of way but must make sure it is also safe not to assume…car should have had ped in view and been aware of sudden move into crosswalk..basic driver’s 101 education…i can see you are the typical me me me driver…watch out world…lol

      Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 4:32 pm
    • Actually the pedestrian was walking across the cross walk legally. if she was making a right onto northcliffe from mariner theres no green arrow. Its a red or green light and even if green you need to yield to pedestrains because youd be making a right. look at a map before you judge.

      Friday, 9 September 2016, 5:48 am

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