Pedestrian seriously injured after hit by car
By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published January 3, 2001
CLEARWATER -- A pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in Clearwater on Tuesday evening.
A man thought to be in his 40s was crossing Myrtle Street just south of Seminole Street about 7 p.m. when he was struck by a car driven by an elderly woman, according to Clearwater police Sgt. Benjamin McBride.
The man, whose identity wasn't available late Tuesday, was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg after the crash. His injuries were serious, but his condition was unknown late Tuesday.
McBride said the woman didn't see the man, who was wearing dark clothing, cross in front of her. The impact shattered her windshield.
The man's tan hat and his shoes were scattered along the street.
McBride said it did not appear the driver, whose name wasn't released, had been drinking. An investigation was continuing Tuesday night.
Police closed southbound Myrtle Avenue near Seminole Street while they investigated. The northbound lanes remained open.
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