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St. Pete Police Searching For Hit-and-Run Driver

A man was seriously injured Tuesday night when a Cadillac or Lincoln hit him as he was crossing 34th Street North at 32nd Avenue, authorities said.

St. Petersburg Police are searching for a driver responsible for a hit-and-run that left a man seriously injured Tuesday night.

The victim, who has not been identified, was crossing 34th Street North at 32nd Avenue just after 9 p.m. when he was hit by a car headed south, according to a news release. The man was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said.

According to witnesses, the vehicle — described as a 1980s or early '90s Cadillac or Lincoln, grey or silver in color — fled the scene without stopping. Police say the car will have damage to its right front corner and right side, as well as possible damage on the hood and front windshield.

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Peter J Dunlay February 06, 2013 at 08:02 PM
It's out of control! Not safe to walk, bicycle, or drive anywhere in St. Pete! We all know it, but like the people watching the parade, no one will admit the King has no clothes!
Peter J Dunlay February 06, 2013 at 08:10 PM
The friends and relatives of the German Tourist who passed away today after being struck by a car on Coffee Pot Bayou will be certain to conclude that perhaps America is not such a safe place to visit. Certainly not St. Pete!

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