A pedestrian was airlifted to a hospital Wednesday night after they were struck by a vehicle in downtown Inverness during the city’s Independence Day event.
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is investigating the collision, and is not yet able to release details on how it occurred, about those involved or their conditions, agency spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins said Friday.
Responders were dispatched at around 8:55 p.m. to U.S. 41 near the intersection of East Grace Street, where they found a person lying in the roadway with traumatic injuries after being struck by a vehicle, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office incident report and FHP.
Emergency crews radioed in for a helicopter to land at the Inverness Airport and transport the injured pedestrian to UF Health Shands Hospital, and warned the pilots of the nearby fireworks displays from Inverness’ Patriotic Evening, the sheriff’s report shows.