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Teenage girl struck by PSTA Trolly in St. Petersburg seriously injured

A teenager was seriously injured in a crash at approximately 11:22 a.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2023.

Officers from the St. Petersburg Police Department responded to a pedestrian who was struck by the PSTA Trolley on 1st Ave S. near 7th Street.

The teenage girl was transported to the hospital with what police are calling life-threatening injuries.

A PSTA Trolley was eastbound on 1st Avenue South, operated by 54-year-old Chrishawn
Rodgers of Tampa.

A 15 year old girl, from Gulfport, had just exited the SunRunner bus. The girl crossed the road and was struck by the trolley. She was transported to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

The driver of the trolley was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital, with minor injuries. Two passengers on the trolley were also transported to local hospitals with minor injuries.

The crash is under investigation. J1st Avenue S. between Dr.MLK St. and 5th St. was closed to traffic for several hours for the investigation.

No other details are available at this time.

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