Scooter Driver Hits Pedestrian in St. Pete Beach


A St. Pete Beach man crashed his motor scooter into a pedestrian Tuesday, according to deputies.

The crash happened at 3:02 p.m. at the intersection of 70th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard on St. Pete Beach.

The 72-year-old man was riding his 1985 Honda Elite motor scooter north on Gulf Boulevard when he hit an 18-year-old pedestrian, who was crossing at the intersection.

Investigators believe the scooter driver suffered a heart attack following the crash. He was taken to Palms of Pasadena Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:33 p.m.

The pedestrian suffered minor bruising, according to reports.

The investigation is ongoing.

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