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Updated: 04/13/2018 11:00:54AM

Pedestrian recovering after being hit on U.S. 27

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Sebring Police Investigator Mike Hirsch, bending over at right, marks the spot where pedestrian Mark Headley, 27, landed Wednesday afternoon after being hit by the southbound Ford Escape shown in the photo. According to Police Sgt. Mike Cutolo, Headley was stable and alert Thursday morning under hospital care, and police still had the incident under investigation.

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Southbound traffic backs up behind the scene of a vehicle-pedestrian wreck at U.S. 27 and Tubbs Road. Mark Headley, 27, tried to cross the highway from the Lake Jackson multi-use path to Tubbs Road and was hit in the southbound center lane. He survived and is recovering under hospital care.

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Sebring Police Investigator Mike Hirsch takes a closer look at the distance it took a Ford Escape to stop for a pedestrian who crossed in front of it Wednesday afternoon on southbound U.S. 27. The pedestrian survived. Police still have the incident under investigation.

By PHIL ATTINGER

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SEBRING — Mark Headley, 27, almost made it across U.S. 27 Wednesday.

He tried to cross from the Lake Jackson multi-use path, on the south end of the lake, to Tubbs Road at or just after 4 p.m. Wednesday. He got hit by a southbound champagne-colored Ford Escape, and survived.

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