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2 employees struck by pickup in Regency Home Depot parking lot, JSO says

JFRD says one of the pedestrians suffered life-threatening injuries

VIDEO: Two Home Depot employees were struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the home improvement store on Regency Square Boulevard and rushed to a hospital, authorities said.
VIDEO: Two Home Depot employees were struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the home improvement store on Regency Square Boulevard and rushed to a hospital, authorities said.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two Home Depot employees were struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the home improvement store on Regency Square Boulevard and rushed to a hospital on Wednesday, authorities said.

One of the pedestrians suffered life-threatening injuries while the other one had minor injuries, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

The accident was reported shortly before 1 p.m.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said a man driving a pickup truck pulling a trailer was making a left-hand turn when he hit the two employees, who were wearing their orange vests, near the contractors’ entrance to the Home Depot.

According to JSO, the driver told police he didn’t see them and he’s cooperating with the investigation.

It’s unclear if the workers were retrieving carts or if there was a shift change. Home Depot told News4Jax its corporate office will be releasing a statement Wednesday evening.

Jacksonville police responded Wednesday afternoon to Regency Square Boulevard. (WJXT)

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