A 97-year-old man got out of his car and was trying to cross the street when he was hit and killed by a car, troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The man’s name has not been released. He was taken to a hospital after he was struck but did not survive his injuries.
The crash happened at SR-91 SB near Boca Raton in Palm Beach County.
The 52-year-old woman who hit the man wasn’t hurt. She was driving a 2004 BMW at the time, troopers said.
The woman had been traveling east while the man walking was driving west on Boca Raton Road. Somehow, the man’s car became disabled, so he got out of the vehicle and tried to walk from the north to the south side of the street, troopers said.
The BMW driver was unable to avoid the man as he walked in front of her car, troopers said.
First emergency responders arrived at the site of the crash soon after the accident happened and the victims were transported to Boca Raton Regional Hospital for treatment.
Boca Raton is partially blocked `due to the severity of the crash, causing traffic delays. Vehicles on this route are pulling to the roadside to allow crews work. The delay of traffic on this route is due to the severity of the crash. It is best to make use of alternative routes such as West Palmetto Park Road or W Camino Real.
The crash remains under investigation. Please drive with caution and stay safe.
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