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13-162 Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Investigates Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Crash In Indian Rocks Beach

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT)

George Strollo (Injured Pedestrian)
DOB: 07/13/1947
Address: 201 8th Avenue, #1, Indian Rocks Beach

Connie Ford (Uninjured Driver)
DOB: 7/30/1940
Address: 3500 Gulf Blvd. #407, Belleair Beach
Vehicle: 2008 Volvo C70

Terri Johnson (Uninjured Passenger)
DOB: 2/11/1971
Address: 9707 Galene Drive, Louisville, KY
Vehicle: 2008 Volvo C70

Traci Stickler (Uninjured Passenger)
DOB: 4/14/1966
Address: 11704 Saratoga Woods Court, Louisville, KY
Vehicle: 2008 Volvo C70

Cheryl Houchin (Uninjured Passenger)
DOB: 10/13/1996
Address: 7710 Burr Lane, Louisville KY
Vehicle: 2008 Volvo C70

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating a crash involving a vehicle vs. pedestrian.

Where:
The incident took place on Gulf Blvd. and 8th Avenue in Indian Rocks Beach.

When:
The incident  occurred at approximately 9:01 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

How/Why:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating a crash involving a vehicle vs. pedestrian in Indian Rocks Beach.

The vehicle vs. pedestrian crash took place on Gulf Blvd. and 8th Avenue at approximately 9:01 p.m. on Wednesday July 24, 2013.

According to deputies, a pedestrian was crossing Gulf Blvd near 8th Avenue when he was struck by a 2008 Volvo C70 that was traveling northbound. There are no crosswalks in the area where the incident occurred.

The pedestrian, identified as 66-year-old George Strocco, was transported via Bayflite to a local hospital, with life threatening injuries.

The driver and the passengers of the Volvo were not injured.

Northbound lanes of Gulf Blvd. were closed for approximately 3 hours and have since re-opened.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The investigation continues.

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