Pedestrian, 82, Dies After Being Struck Twice, Police Say

An elderly woman was killed after being hit by two vehicles in the 12900 block of Seminole Boulevard Sunday evening, according to police.

An elderly woman died after being hit by two vehicles around 7:15 p.m. Sunday evening on Seminole Boulevard.

The 82-year-old woman, Margaret Wix, crossed 12945 Seminole Boulevard in the center northbound lane. She was hit by a passenger car, then struck by a second vehicle that reportedly fled the scene, according to Lt. Mike Loux of the Largo Police Department. 

The driver of the second vehicle, Neil David Habgood, 31, of St. Petersburg, returned to the scene of the accident about an hour later, Loux said.

Habgood was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death. Habgood "did not give his name and address and the registration number of the vehicle he was driving and did not render reasonable assistance to persons injured in the crash," according to an arrest affidavit.

Habgood was released from Pinellas County Jail on $10,000 surety bond on Nov. 5, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Additional information about the accident was not available.

Sheri Brown November 06, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Hi, My name is Sheri and I work at the Animal Hospital of Seminole. A man brought in a dog on Monday he found with it's leash still attatched to the collar. We did a scan for a microchip number and found that Ms. Wix was the owner of the dog. The phone number attatched to the dog was disconnected but when we did a search for her name in the Seminole area we found this article. We don't know her but are shocked and sad to hear that she has passed away. The dog is here and safe. We're trying to contact any possible family members of Ms. Wix. Please call our office if you have any futher details. 727-393-3102
maria November 07, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Sheri Brown, I am so happy to hear that her dog is found safe..I will call the number later today.
<3 November 08, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Please do not vilify Neil for this horrible accident. While he is responsible for the way he reacted, please take into account that he was not responsible for this woman lying in the road. He did not put her there and certainly did not intend to hit her. It's easy for one to say how they would react in this situation but you will never know how your mind will handle that trauma until it happens. The unfortunate truth is that even if he had stopped immediately as the first driver did, the outcome would have been the same. Believe that he will live with this weight for the rest of his life. My heart and prayers go out to all of the families involved.
janice November 14, 2012 at 11:58 PM
As the daughter of ms wix, i would also like to know if there were any witnesses to this tragic wrongful death. If you have not done so, please contact the largo police dept and they will update me with any additional information. Thank you for your prayers during this difficult time.
Jason Bartolone November 15, 2012 at 12:22 AM
In case you missed it, here is a follow-up story on Ms. Wix's dog and its reunion with her family: http://largo.patch.com/articles/lost-dog-reunited-with-deceased-woman-s-family


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