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Two pedestrians run over within miles of each other while walking into Hernando County stores

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Posted at 6:28 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 18:28:53-05

Two pedestrians were run over by vehicles this week while walking into Hernando County stores. 
Both accidents happened within miles of each other.

Just after 2 p.m. on Friday, a woman was struck while walking in the crosswalk into the Walmart on Hwy 50 in Spring Hill. 

The pedestrian, identified as 76-yr-old Susan Sprague, was taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. 81-yr-old Johanne Mantei was driving the vehicle that hit Sprague.

She claimed not see to Sprague crossing in front of her. 

On Tuesday, just a few miles west on highway 50 a woman was run over while walking into the Winn Dixie on Commercial Way.

That woman, 67-yr-old Maria Pavao, was airlifted to a hospital where she died from her injuries.

The driver who hit her, 83-yr-old Mary Zemcik, also claimed to not see Pavao.