Dunedin woman crossing street with groceries hit by SUV, suffers life-threatening injuries 

Cecilia Escarlet Dassie, 79, suffered life-threatening injuries Friday evening after being hit by an SUV, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Dassie was pulling a metal cart full of groceries across San Christopher Drive, just west of County Road 1, in Dunedin when a man driving a Mercury SUV struck Dassie on her right side.

According to PCSO, Dassie was not in a designated crosswalk at the time of the crash.

She was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. 

Investigators said neither speed nor impairment played a role in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.