Deputies are investigating a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident – CBS Tampa

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – November 1, 2021, at approximately 7:25 a.m., deputies to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded on Skinner Boulevard and the Pinellas Trail in Dunedin to investigate a vehicle versus pedestrian accident.

According to investigators, 78-year-old pedestrian Thomas Murtaugh crossed Skinner Boulevard from north to south in the designated pedestrian crossing. A 2015 Toyota Rav 4, driven by 31-year-old Jennifer O’Rourke, was heading east on Skinner Boulevard. Investigators say O’Rourke stopped on the west side of the pedestrian crossing before accelerating through the pedestrian crossing. O’Rourke did not see Murtaugh until she hit him with the side fender of her vehicle.

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Murtaugh was transported to the hospital and is in critical condition.

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According to investigators, speed and disability do not appear to be factors in this crash.

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The investigation continues.

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