Driver Hits Two Pedestrians on Sidewalk in Pinellas County, Florida
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. – A driver hit two pedestrians who were walking on a sidewalk in Pinellas County, Florida, according to a news story reported online by wfla.com. One of the pedestrians died at the scene, and the other was injured. It is not yet clear whether the driver will be charged.*
The accident happened sometime on February 4, but reports did not say exactly what time of day. Two pedestrians were walking on the sidewalk on Feather Sound Drive in Pinellas County. Near the area east of Vizcaya Drive, a westbound vehicle drove over the curb and onto the sidewalk, striking both pedestrians.
Florida Highway Patrol says the driver of the vehicle was trying to negotiate a curve in the roadway and lost control. That’s when the vehicle exited the road and traveled onto the sidewalk. Troopers did not indicate what caused the driver to lose control. They have only said that alcohol was not a factor in the collision.
One of the pedestrians was fatally injured and died at the scene of the accident. Officials have identified him as 67-year-old Robert Parker (city not reported). The other pedestrian was injured, but it is not clear if she required medical care beyond the scene. Her injuries were reportedly minor. She has been identified as 55-year-old Laurie Parker.
The driver of the vehicle was seriously injured in the crash, and emergency responders took him to Bayfront Medical Center. He has been identified as 24-year-old Gregory Gleason, of Clearwater, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol did not say whether charges would be filed against Gleason.
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