A woman was killed Tuesday morning after she was hit by a pickup after the driver turned into the driveway of a CVS to avoid a crash with another vehicle, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
The incident occurred at 10:35 a.m. in the area of Moog Road west of U.S. 19, the Highway Patrol said.
A 47-year-old woman from New Port Richey was driving a 2006 GMC pickup east on Moog Road when another driver leaving a 7-Eleven parking turned in front of her. The driver of the pickup steered north to avoid a collision and turned into the CVS driveway, where the truck struck the pedestrian, troopers said.
The pedestrian, a 70-year-old woman from Holiday, was taken to the hospital, where she died.
The driver of the pickup was taken to a hospital with injuries that troopers said were not life threatening. The pickup she was driving had hit a power pole before coming to a stop, troopers said.
No information about the vehicle that turned in front of the pickup was released, nor were the names of any of the people involved.
Signal Four Analytics, a tool that uses data from law enforcement, says there had been 12 traffic fatalities in Pasco County as of early Tuesday morning. Three of those fatalities have been pedestrians or bicyclists.
Last year there were 105 traffic fatalities in Pasco County, 38 of them bicyclists or pedestrians, according to Signal 4 Analytics.