A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle that swerved out of control during a hit and run accident in Paradise Hills Thursday, January 19, 2017. According to police, the 49-year-old victim, whose name has yet to be released, was grabbing an umbrella from his parked car when he was struck by the silver four-door Lexus ES 330.
Police said the hit-and-run driver was heading east on Albemarle Street and crossed the double-yellow lines near Seabreeze Drive at about 7:15 AM, when the car sideswiped the parked vehicle and hit the victim, who was thrown into the road.
Neighbors and other good Samaritans who heard the collision rushed out to aid the injured pedestrian and performed CPR, but he later died.
The driver kept heading east after the collision, and according to police, a vehicle matching the description has been found with damage to the front, left and driver’s side. Police did not say how the vehicle was located or whether the suspect had been identified or taken into custody.
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