Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Davis Highway

January 13, 2020

A pedestrian was struck and kill on Davis Highway near West Florida Hospital.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 17-year old Mason Rivkin of Pensacola was traveling north about 6 p.m. on Davis Highway in a 2012 Toyota Camry when a pedestrian wearing black clothing crossed the roadway outside a crosswalk. Rivkin was unable to see 61-year old Verlinda Jackson in time to stop the vehicle.

Jackson was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Rivkin and his 15-year old passenger were not injured.

No charges were filed.


6 Responses to “Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Davis Highway”

  1. Concern on January 31st, 2020 9:07 pm

    Why doesnt west Florida build a walk over like the one from west Florida to across street near the school??

  2. Educatethepublic on January 15th, 2020 2:05 am

    West Florida hospital is NOT a trauma center. They won’t even accept critical trauma patients if it happened in their own parking lot. So, yes Brian, the patient was taken to Sacred Heart, the correct trauma facility. EMS actually knows what they are doing.

  3. Not sure on January 15th, 2020 1:14 am

    I am not sure West Florida is still a trauma hospital….

  4. Brian on January 13th, 2020 7:33 pm

    Hit near West Florida hospital, but transported to Sacred Heart.

  5. John on January 13th, 2020 7:02 am

    This doesn’t surprise me at all in that area.

  6. Ashley Foster on January 13th, 2020 6:48 am

    That is terrible! Prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. As a city can we focus now on keeping people from jaywalking rather that punish drivers for driving in the road? Almost no one in this city crosses at a crosswalk. I’ve had people step out in front of me many times and I’m expected to slam on my brakes to avoid hitting them. That’s dangerous to not only pedestrians (what if my brakes don’t work that fast) but also to the people behind me. If we really want to see a decrease in pedestrian fatalities, we need to make sure everyone is following the laws.

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