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Two more deadly pedestrian accidents occur in Alachua County

A woman walking her dog Thursday night and a child crossing to a playground Friday morning were victims in two deadly pedestrian accidents in Alachua County.

The cases add to a string of pedestrian deaths that have become a major focus.

Some deaths were hit-and-runs, including one last weekend, but not in these two cases.

In the city of Alachua, a Ford F-150 pickup truck hit a 5-year-old boy just after 7 a.m. It happened on Hipp Way at a crosswalk that links a neighborhood to a park.

There was a light-up crosswalk sign, but the lights were not working Friday and bystanders said it was foggy. Florida Highway Patrol said everyone needs to stay aware there could be all kinds of traffic around, people on foot, on bikes or scooters, or in larger vehicles.

Francis is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing