St. Petersburg, FL (July 24, 2020) - A man from St. Petersburg suffered injuries after he was hit by a vehicle. The crash happened around 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21.
The Florida Highway Patrol was called to the scene at 62nd Avenue N and 33 Way N shortly after the collision occurred. According to troopers, the 48-year-old man was crossing the road when he was struck by an SUV. The man was not in a crosswalk when the crash occurred. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident. The pedestrian has not been identified at this time. There is no word on whether any other injuries occurred as a result of the accident.
No additional information is available at this time.
Pedestrian accidents in Florida have steadily increased over the years. Unfortunately, more than 700 victims lose their lives annually due to Florida pedestrian crashes. This number represents only a fraction of the total impact of pedestrian accidents as thousands more will be seriously hurt when they are struck by a vehicle on our roadways.
We offer our thoughts and well-wishes to the injured pedestrian in this St. Petersburg crash.
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