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FHP trying to identify pedestrian hurt in Bradenton crash

The Florida Highway Patrol is trying to identify a woman in critical condition after being hit by a driver trying to walk across U.S. 41.

The incident took place at 7:24 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 41 and 60th Avenue West.

According to a release, a 73-year-old man was eastbound on 60th Avenue West in the left-turn lane approaching U.S. 41 facing a flashing yellow traffic control signal. The pedestrian, believed to be between 60 and 70 years old, was walking westbound in the marked crosswalk on U.S. 41 north of 60th Avenue West.

The driver stopped to yield to traffic in the intersection then turned left to travel north on U.S. 41, failed to observe the pedestrian and hit her. According to the release, the driver braked and the pedestrian was thrown to the ground. Troopers said the pedestrian was wearing white Capri pants and a silver ring on her left-middle finger.

The crash remains under investigation.

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