Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Woman hit, killed by SUV in Port Richey parking lot

PORT RICHEY — An 84-year-old woman was hit and killed Wednesday morning by a car backing out of a parking space at an eye care center.

Florence Kruysman Simon was walking in the parking lot at Linsey Eyecare, 8936 U.S. 19, about 10:50 a.m. when a Chevy Tahoe backed into her, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The driver of the Tahoe, 33-year-old Shawna C. Parker of Hudson, "failed to observe" the pedestrian, the FHP report said.

Simon, of Hudson, died at the scene.

FHP is investigating to determine whether charges will be filed.

This is the second time this month that an older woman has died in Pasco County after being hit by a car backing out of a parking space.

On March 3, Nitza Loyola-Smith, 65, of Port Richey, was hit by a driver outside the Publix at Ridge Road and Regency Park Boulevard. She was hospitalized and died last week from her injuries. FHP cited driver Laverne Nathaniel Mills, 69, of Port Richey, for improper backing, and has turned over the case to its traffic homicide division.

Woman hit, killed by SUV in Port Richey parking lot 03/30/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:06pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Johnny Depp asks about assassinating the president at Glastonbury Festival (w/video)

    Celebrities

    LOS ANGELES — Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday in which Depp was speaking about President Donald Trump.

    Actor Johnny Depp introduces a film at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Thursday, June 22, 2017. [Grant Pollard | Invision/AP]
  2. Morning after off day: Rays ready for slumping O's

    Blogs

     

  3. Florida education news: Charter schools, traveling man, lunch prices and more

    Blogs

    #HB7069: Now that it's law, HB 7069 has a new target on its back: Will it be challenged in court? Broward County Democrat Sen. Gary Farmer says he's doing all he can "to …

    Thousands of children attend Florida charter schools, which are growing in number and now stand to receive capital projects local tax revenue.
  4. Forecast: Hot, humid and mostly dry conditions prevail for St. Pete Pride weekend

    Weather

    The threat of any lingering effects from Tropical Storm Cindy have passed, leaving behind a relatively dry — but hot and humid — St. Pete Pride weekend.

    Tampa Bay's 7-day forecast [WTSP]
  5. Florida Insiders: The state parties are dying; 'I heard someone long for the leadership of Jim Greer'

    Blogs

    For all the attention on Florida Democratic Chairman Stephen Bittel's bone headed gaffe this week, the diminished state of the once mighty Florida GOP today compared to even a few years ago is arguably more striking than the condition of the long-suffering Florida Democratic Party. A decade ago, no one would have …

    Florida Insider Poll