ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CW44 News at 10) – Police have identified a pedestrian who was struck and killed as he crossed the street in St. Pete on Thursday evening.
The tragic accident happened around 7.45 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2021 according to St. Petersburg police. The adult man was attempting to cross Roosevelt Boulevard near MLK North when he was struck by an SUV.
The driver stopped immediately and cooperated with authorities, with Roosevelt closed both ways for investigation.
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Authorities later confirmed the identity of Jerry Lee Hardison, 63. They say the crash happened when Hardison walked past the 2017 Acura SUV driven by Patricia Ann Holland, 60, as she was traveling eastbound in the 10,000 block of Roosevelt Boulevard North, just outside the west of 4th street. Hardison was pronounced dead at the scene by SPPD Fire Rescue.
Mr Hardison’s death marks another senseless pedestrian death in the Bay Area as activists continue to demand “crosswalk arrangements”.
However, progress has been made in nearby Pinellas Park, such as a recent $ 26,000 grant from the Department of Transportation that allows police and students to team up to tackle road mortality issues in the area. from the bay.
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