The first crash occurred Saturday, March 16, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Investigators say that a Ford F150 Pick-Up truck, driven by 48 year-old Dwight Horne of St. Petersburg, was northbound on 28th Street North crossing Central Avenue, when it hit a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, a 74 year old man, was in a marked crosswalk, attempting to cross 28th street. He sustained life-threatening injuries, and was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.
Horne did not stop, but Police located him a short time after. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
The second crash occurred at approximately 2:27 a.m. on Sunday, March 17th. Investigators say that a white 2009 Chevrolet Impala was southbound on 4th Street South, when it struck a man who was crossing midblock near 3rd Avenue South.
The driver of the Impala, a 28 year-old male, was traveling southbound on 4th Street South. A male pedestrian, age 34, was crossing 4th Street South from east to west in the mid 200 block. He ran across the street into the driver’s path of travel and was struck by the vehicle.
He was transported from the scene to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life threatening injuries. Blood test at the hospital revealed that the pedestrian had alcohol in his system. The driver,was evaluated for any potential impairment at the scene, but none was noted.
4th Street South was closed between 2nd and 3rd Avenue south for the investigation.
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