By Ashley Cox

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – On November 1, 2021, at approximately 7:25 a.m., deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to Skinner Boulevard and the Pinellas Trail in Dunedin to investigate a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.

According to investigators, 78-year-old pedestrian Thomas Murtaugh was crossing Skinner Boulevard from north to south in the designated crosswalk. A 2015 Toyota Rav 4, driven by 31-year-old Jennifer O’Rourke, was traveling east bound on Skinner Boulevard. Investigators say O’Rourke came to a stop on the west side of the crosswalk before accelerating through the crosswalk. O’Rourke did not see Murtaugh until she struck him with the passenger side fender of her vehicle.

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Murtaugh was transported to the hospital and is in critical condition.

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According to investigators, speed and impairment do not appear to be factors in this crash.

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The investigation continues.