Man mowing lawn dies after being hit by mirror on pickup

10:06 AM, Aug 15, 2012   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Florida (WKMG) - A 55-year-old Orlando man died after being struck by a side mirror of a pickup truck while mowing a lawn, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Rafael Rodriguez died Tuesday at Florida Hospital East after being hit around 4:50 p.m. near Yucatan Drive and Dogwood Drive in Orlando, the FHP said.

Troopers said Rodriguez was cutting a lawn in the 5800 block of Yucatan Drive when he stepped into the street and was hit by a 1996 Ford F-150 driven by David J. Watts, 45, of Winter Park.

Rodriguez was taken to the hospital and was later pronounced dead, trooper said.

Davis was not injured, according to the FHP, which said an investigation is ongoing.

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