St. Petersburg, FL (January 8, 2021) - A 57-year-old man from Lakeland died in an accident that took place in St. Petersburg on Friday, December 8th. The accident happened around 6:50 a.m. on 34th Street North near 62nd Avenue North.
Police say that a 69-year-old man from St. Petersburg was operating a vehicle on 34th Street when he struck the man as he was crossing the road. Following the first incident, a second vehicle also struck the pedestrian. Rescue workers arrived at the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead. He has not been identified at this time. There is no word on whether the drivers remained at the scene following the crash and it is not clear if any charges are expected.
There is no further information available at this time.
Pedestrian accidents in Florida take place each day, multiple times per day. According to the most recent statistics, fatal pedestrian accidents are reported about twice per day in Florida. In addition, many other pedestrians will be seriously hurt when they are struck by vehicles. Many of these pedestrians are following the law at the time of the accident and will be injured or killed due to the actions of a negligent driver.
Our most sincere condolences are with the victim's family following this fatal pedestrian crash in St. Petersburg.
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