Tampa Area Pedestrian Accidents Leaves Two Dead

A string of Tampa Bay accidents involving several pedestrians leaves two dead and three others injured, including a 14-year-old boy. The accidents took place on Tuesday evening, December 8, 2009.

In St. Petersburg, a woman was struck by an unidentified vehicle while she was attempting to cross US 19th at the 16th Street South crosswalk. The victim, Shirley Lavine, was in a motorized wheelchair when she was hit. Rescue workers transported her to Bayfront Medical Center where she was listed in serious condition. The driver fled the scene.

Around 11 PM that evening, police found William Morrison of Davenport lying on the ground after apparently being hit by a car. Morrison suffered severe head injuries and was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Colton Meyers, 14, from Tenoroc High School, was struck by a car driven by another student from the school while attempting to cross Old Dixie Highway. The driver was attempting to pass another car when Meyers was hit.

According to New Port Richey Police, two pedestrians were hit on Tuesday evening as they were crossing US 19 near Floramar Terrace. Rescue workers transported both victims, a 29-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man, to Bayfront Medical Center and were both listed in critical condition. Police have not determined if charges will be filed against the 82-year-old driver.