St. Petersburg police are reporting a pedestrian traffic fatality that occurred on Thursday evening.
According to police, on Oct 17 at about 7:30 p.m, a pedestrian, Quynh Van Pham, 89, was walking westbound across 34th Street North, mid-block, in the 3400 block.
A 2018 Audi, four door sedan, was southbound on 34th Street North in the curb lane. The driver braked and swerved to try to avoid the pedestrian. The right front corner of the Audi struck Pham, and he suffered life-threatening injuries. He died later at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.
The driver was not injured, and he stopped and cooperated with the investigation. Alcohol was not a factor and the investigation is continuing.
It is very sad to read about so many Pedestrians in Florida being killed attempting to cross busy roads. News Stories often report how the Pedestrian was not in a “Marked Crosswalk”. Many times these Pedestrians were killed attempting to cross “Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks”, which are nothing more than Wheelchair Curb Cuts in very dangerous locations. In Memory of Jessica, Lillia, Isabel, and Alexis. Please read about how “Florida’s Fake Crosswalks Are Killing Pedestrians” – https://www.pedestriansmatter.org