Pedestrian injured near space shuttle area

April 29, 2011 at 5:13 PM

TITUSVILLE, Fla., April 29 (UPI) -- A pedestrian was seriously injured Friday by a vehicle on a congested highway in Florida where people had gathered to watch the space shuttle launch.

The accident happened about 11:20 a.m. near the northbound lanes of U.S. 1 as watchers waited for the launch of Endeavour, an event that was later scrubbed for technical reasons, Florida Today reported Friday.

"There's a lot of people out here but the drivers are not slowing down. People need to be careful and everyone needs to pay attention," Scott Gaenicke, a spokesman for the Titusville Fire Department, said.

The exact condition of the pedestrian was unknown, but the Fire Department had issued a trauma alert, Florida Today reported.

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