facebook
twitter
search
search

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.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Shark bite confirmed off North Carolina shore
Small plane crash kills two near Dallas
Justice Department investigating airlines for alleged price fixing
Britain, Western Europe endure record heat wave
Activists in Hong Kong rally against 'fake democracy'