Pedestrian killed while walking across Florida Avenue in Hemet
By Brian Rokos
A 49-year-old man died Wednesday, Oct. 4, after being struck by a vehicle as he crossed Florida Avenue, the Hemet Police Department said.
Evidence suggested that the pedestrian, whose name had not been announced as of Thursday afternoon, might have been under the influence of alcohol as he crossed the street in mid-block, about 500 feet from a marked crosswalk at Meridian Street, a news release said.
A 2012 Nissan Versa was traveling west on Florida about 40 mph just after 8 p.m. when it struck the pedestrian, the release said. The pedestrian died at a hospital.
The driver stopped and cooperated with police. He was not injured, the release said.