A St. Petersburg man died Sunday evening after he was struck by three cars while standing in Gandy Boulevard.
According to troopers, the 50-year-old man was standing between the inside and outside lanes of eastbound Gandy Boulevard at Snug Harbor Road Northeast shortly after 7 p.m. when he was hit by a Cadillac driven by a 54-year-old St. Petersburg man. The man told police that he failed to see the pedestrian until moments before the impact, and could not avoid hitting the man despite his attempts to swerve his vehicle away from the man’s body.
The deceased fell into the inside lane and was hit twice more, first by a Volvo and then by a Toyota.
Troopers said the man suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
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