1 Dead, 1 Injured After Pedestrians Struck in Clearwater CrashTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. December 23, 2019
Clearwater, FL (12/18/19) – Early Wednesday morning, a vehicle struck a father and son crossing a busy Clearwater street.
80-year-old Ernest LeBlanc, the father, died from his injuries. His 48-year-old son, Barry LeBlanc, is in critical condition at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.
The accident happened on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard near Fernwood Avenue. The LeBlancs live in a nearby mobile home park.
A vehicle heading east on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard struck Ernest and Barry as they crossed the street from north to southwest of Fernwood Avenue. They were not in a crosswalk.
Police said the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy. Pedestrian accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. Police must investigate fatal pedestrian accidents to understand the cause of the crash. Then the responsible party can be identified and, if warranted, held accountable.
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Sources: Bay News