ST. PETERSBURG — An 80-year-old man in a motorized wheelchair who collided with a car remained in critical condition Wednesday at Bayfront Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Jacob Gray was seriously injured Tuesday night as he crossed First Avenue N in the intersection of 11th Street N. Gray lives a block away at John Knox Apartments, a senior citizens center. He was in an unmarked crosswalk, police said.
Adam Curtis, 31, was driving a 2004 BMW westbound on First Avenue N in the north curb lane when he collided with Gray's wheelchair. Curtis dragged the wheelchair a short distance before stopping, police said.
Witnesses said the impact sent Gray 6 feet in the air. An investigation continues.
It was the second accident involving a motorized wheelchair in St. Petersburg in the past six weeks. On Dec. 8, a woman in a motorized wheelchair was struck at 16th Street and 13th Avenue S. The driver of the car that hit her left the scene.