ST PETERSBURG, FL – A 15-year-old girl had hurried across 1st Avenue and was struck by a trolly, leaving her in critical condition Sunday.
A FOX 13 News report showed that the teenage girl was coming off a SunRunner bus and allegedly ran or walked quickly across the road without using a crosswalk. As a result, she was struck, the impact jolting her several feet. The driver and two trolly occupants were also hospitalized, although their wounds were deemed minor.
The girl, whose name has not been released and who shall remain nameless due to her status as a minor, is recovering at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
Officials temporarily shut down four blocks of 1st Avenue South, which has reopened since.
At this time, the contributing factors and additional details surrounding the collision remain under investigation. However, eyewitnesses and officials noted that bushes on this one-way street could also obstruct a motorist’s or pedestrian’s view, making it challenging to anticipate on-coming traffic. This hindrance could have very well played a part in this serious collision. Nonetheless, nothing else has been confirmed. Still, updates will be provided when our newsroom comes to learn more.
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