Second car versus pedestrian collision in month ends in minor injury

A car versus pedestrian accident on Marco Island Saturday morning sent one man to the hospital with minor injuries at about 8:30 a.m. The accident occurred on Palm Court, near the Olde Marco Inn, when the man, in his 70s, was crossing the street and was struck by a woman pulling out of a parking lot.

Submitted by Steve Reynolds

A car versus pedestrian accident on Marco Island Saturday morning sent one man to the hospital with minor injuries at about 8:30 a.m. The accident occurred on Palm Court, near the Olde Marco Inn, when the man, in his 70s, was crossing the street and was struck by a woman pulling out of a parking lot.

— A car versus pedestrian accident on Marco Island Saturday morning sent one man to the hospital with minor injuries at about 8:30 a.m.

The accident occurred on Palm Court, near the Olde Marco Inn, when the man, in his 70s, was crossing the street and was struck by a woman pulling out of a parking lot.

Marco Police Lieutenant Matt Goetz said authorities believed the rising sun may have been a factor in obscuring the driver’s vision, but that carelessness was also a contributing factor.

The pedestrian, who was pushed into another nearby pedestrian when struck, was treated on scene for minor injuries and taken to the hospital because he felt faint, Goetz said.

The driver was cited for failure to yield.

It’s the second vehicle versus pedestrian collision in less than a month, following on the heels of a crash in late December in which a 72-year-old man was killed and his wife seriously injured after being struck on Bald Eagle Drive. That incident is still under investigation by the Marco Island Police Department.

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