A pedestrian was hit around 6:30 a.m. today while crossing South Florida Avenue near Edgewood Drive and taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Health, according to the Lakeland Police Department. The unidentified man was walking outside of the crosswalk, police said. The accident closed southbound Florida Avenue traffic between Edgewood and Valencia and backed up northbound lanes for at least two hours. Traffic was flowing smoothly again by 9:30.

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