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Pedestrian struck on Gulf Boulevard Sunday dies

A pedestrian has died from injuries he sustained after he was hit by a car while crossing Gulf Boulevard in North Redington Beach, authorities said.

Jed Gettinger, 30, crossed the street about 8 p.m. Sunday near the Ram Sea Condominiums, 17200 Gulf Blvd., when the crash occurred. Gettinger, of Pendleton, Ind., had nearly finished crossing from west to east within the crosswalk when he was struck by a northbound driver, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office reported.

Gettinger was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with serious head injuries. A report that he had died was issued Tuesday.

The driver of the 2007 Toyota Prius that struck Gettinger was Stanley Klimek, 69, of St. Petersburg. Witnesses told deputies that the pedestrian signal was flashing when Gettinger was struck. Authorities have said that neither speed nor impairment appeared to be factors in the crash. The Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation.

Pedestrian struck on Gulf Boulevard Sunday dies 03/25/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 7:55pm]
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