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Cleveland Clinic worker struck, killed by car outside ER

Employee remembered as 'dedicated caregiver, committed mother'

A Cleveland Clinic Florida employee was struck and killed by a car outside the emergency room of the Weston hospital.
A Cleveland Clinic Florida employee was struck and killed by a car outside the emergency room of the Weston hospital.

WESTON, Fla. – A Cleveland Clinic Florida employee was struck and killed by a car Wednesday evening outside of the emergency room in Weston, authorities said.

Gina Carter, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff's Office, said the woman was rushed inside the hospital in the 2900 block of Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, but she died of her injuries.

Carter said the driver of the car stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Cleveland Clinic Florida released a statement late Wednesday about the employee's death.

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our Cleveland Clinic Florida employee who was struck by a car today on our campus," the statement read. "She was a dedicated caregiver, committed mother and friend to many. Our deepest sympathy is with her family, friends and close colleagues during this difficult time."