New Smyrna Beach cops: Pedestrian struck & killed while crossing US 1 away from a crosswalk

Photo for Headline Surfer / A pedestrian, whose identification has yet to be released by NSBPD cops as shown here in this image, died shortly after he was airlifted to Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach Thursday afternoon in Daytona Beach, Florida. The motorist, a 25-year-old Edgewater man, was not inured, but the passenger side of his windshield was broken from the impact of the pedestrian being struck and landing on that portion of the windshield, then being hurled onto the roof and then rolling off it and landing onto the roadway. Police have yet to release the driver's name, too.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 63-year-old man trying to cross US 1 was struck by a motorist in the 1100 block of the southbound lanes and died shortly after being airlifted to Halifax Hospital on Thursday, New Smyrna Beach cops said.

Here is a synopsis of what occurred as described by police in a press release: At 11:28 a.m. Thursday, a 63 year-old New Smyrna Beach man was crossing the 1100 block of North Dixie Freeway, aka US 1, when he was struck by a passenger vehicle in the southbound lanes. It appears the pedestrian was thrown upon impact up into the windshield and then on to the roof of the car before rolling off and coming to rest in the right hand lane.

The 25 year-old driver from Edgewater was able to get his vehicle stopped in the roadway before colliding with any other vehicles or structures. The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk, and as such, criminal charges are not expected to be lodged against the driver, police said.

The victim was treated on scene by New Smyrna Beach Fire and Rescue before he was aitlifted by the Volusia County Sheriff's Air One helicopter to Halifax Hospital where he died a short time later, police said. The names of the deceased and of the motorist have yet to be released by the NSBPD.

NSBPD handled a fatal accident on US 1 / Headline SurferHere is a synopsis of what occurred as descbried by police in a press release: At 11:28 a.m. Thursday, a 63 year-old New Smyrna Beach man was crossing the 1100 block of North Dixie Freeway, aka US 1,  when he was struck by a passenger vehicle in the southbound lanes. It appears the pedestrian was thrown upon impact up into the windshield and then on to the roof of the car before rolling off and coming to rest in the right hand lane.

The 25 year-old driver from Edgewater was able to get his vehicle stopped in the roadway before colliding with any other vehicles or structures. The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk, and as such, criminal charges are not expected to be lodged against the driver, police said.

The victim was treated on scene by New Smyrna Beach Fire and Rescue before he was aitlifted by the Volusia County Sheriff's Air One helicopter to Halifax Hospital where he died a short time later, police said. The names of the deceased and of the motorist have yet to be released by the NSBPD.

Anyone who masy have witnessed this deadly accident or have any related information about it is asked to please call New Smyrna Beach Police Investigator Mike Delahanty at 386-402-7736.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.