MANATEE — A 64-year-old Bradenton man was killed Tuesday night after being struck by a Dodge Ram pickup while crossing the street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The man was jaywalking eastbound in the 2700 block of 14th Street West when the accident happened at about 9:30 p.m., said Trooper Todd Bergman. The driver was headed northbound.
The impact of the collision threw the man northward and he came to rest in the northbound outside lane of 14th Street West, according to FHP. He was pronounced dead at 10:44 p.m. after being airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.
The man, who suffered injuries to his head and had a few broken bones, has not been identified pending notification of next of kin, authorities said.
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“We’re not sure where he came from,” but the driver of the car did not see the pedestrian until he was right in front of the vehicle, Bergman said.
The incident is under investigation and the driver has not been charged.