Man hit by car in UCF parking garage dies, police say

Crash occurred in Garage F around 3 p.m. on Thursday

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man died in a crash Thursday after a University of Central Florida student searching for a spot in the school’s parking garage struck him, according to police.

UCF police said the crash occurred around 3:05 p.m. in Garage F when the driver entered Garage F, rounded the corner and drove up the ramp before striking the pedestrian.

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Upon arrival, investigators said they found the man was pinned under the student’s car and made multiple attempts to lift the vehicle off him before he was eventually extricated and transported to the hospital in critical but stable condition, but later died at the hospital.

The driver did not show “any signs of impairment” and appeared distressed, according to a crash report.

Investigators said multiple bystanders told them they did not see the crash occur, but rushed to the scene to see what was going on.

This is an ongoing traffic homicide investigation.

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