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Pedestrian hit while crossing Gulf-to-Bay

By TIMES WIRES
Published February 26, 2007


CLEARWATER

CLEARWATER - A pedestrian was flown to Tampa General Hospital on Sunday after a car struck him on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, tying up traffic for hours.

Clearwater police did not identify the man but said he appeared to be in his mid 50s. He was hit about 1:40 p.m. as he tried to cross Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard from south to north at a crosswalk at Sky Harbor Drive. According to police, a car driving north on Sky Harbor Drive turned right and hit him.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics before he was flown to the hospital. Police did not release his condition. No one else was injured.

As of Sunday afternoon, no charges had been filed.

PLANT CITY

Police seek driver who hit, injured boy

Police say a 6-year-old boy injured in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend suffered only minor injuries.

The driver of the car fled after the accident about 6 p.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of E Warren Street, Plant City police said. Authorities described the car as an older model, four-door white sedan, similar in style to a Ford Thunderbird. Police said the car had damage to a front headlight, possibly from a different accident.

The boy was airlifted to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa as a precaution. Police did not release his name.

ST. PETERSBURG

3-year-old boy struck by speaker is stable

The 3-year-old boy who was struck by a falling speaker Friday while visiting BayWalk is still in critical but stable condition, hospital officials said Sunday.

Josiah Wineberger was with his family celebrating his brother's birthday when a speaker fell 20 feet from a balcony above and stuck him.

He was taken to All Children's Hospital, where he underwent surgery. His father said Saturday that the surgery went as well as it could, but said there were some complications.

On Sunday, his father said Josiah is on a ventilator and that doctors and family are waiting 48 hours to see if Josiah suffered any long-term damage.

Man found shot in head outside a home

A 31-year-old man was shot once in the head outside a St. Petersburg home Saturday afternoon, but police had little to go on Sunday.

The man, whose name was being withheld until his next of kin could be located, was shot a little after 1 p.m. Several neighbors told police they heard the gunshots but didn't see anything.

A dispatcher said Sunday that police do not have a description of the assailant.

When police arrived, they found the man lying outside a house on 21st Avenue S. He was taken to Bayfront Hospital. Officials said Sunday they did not know the man's condition.