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Clearwater police identify pedestrian hit by truck as 30-year-old man


Pedestrian hit by truck is 30-year-old man

Police have identified a pedestrian who was hit by a truck while crossing Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard early Monday. Ismael Hernandez-Rodriguez, who turned 30 Friday, was in serious condition Tuesday afternoon at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. Hernandez-Rodriguez was crossing the road near Saturn Avenue about 6 a.m. when he was struck by an eastbound Chevy Avalanche, Clearwater police said. The driver of the Chevy, 50-year-old Patricia Syraski, pulled over and performed CPR on Hernandez-Rodriguez with help from a doctor who was passing by until paramedics arrived. He was taken by helicopter to Bayfront, where he initially was listed in critical condition. Police say Hernandez-Rodriguez of Clearwater walked into the path of Syraski's truck. She will not face any charges.

Dinner to mark Pearl Harbor

A Pearl Harbor Remembrance dinner will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Hosted by local chapters of the Navy League, Military Officers Association of America and the Military Order of the World Wars, the program will include a wreath laying at sunset. It will be held at Cove Cay, 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater, between U.S. 19 and Gulf-to-Bay. The cost is $30. Deadline for reservations is Thursday. For tickets, call (727) 584-5270.

Library looking for new volunteers

Give back to your community and become a volunteer for the Clearwater Public Library System. Explore a variety of volunteer opportunities at all library locations. Flexible hours are available with training provided. Visit For information or to schedule an appointment, call Diane McKeever at (727) 562-4970, ext. 5037.


SPCA requests holiday donations

The SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, is asking for donations for its Wish List during the holiday season. Needs include chicken or beef flavored Science Diet for dogs or cats, spray window cleaner, paper towels, dog beds, baby blankets, cloth towels and stainless steel feeding bowls. Donations are received during regular hours, Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For information, visit or call (727) 586-3591.


The upcoming Clearwater municipal election will be held March 9. An information box included with an article Sunday had an incorrect date.


A photo of the Memorial Holiday Boat Parade that appeared Nov. 15 was taken by Carl Wagenfohr of the Clearwater Gazette. The credit was not attributed in information supplied to the Times.

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