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St. Petersburg man walking on street struck by car

ST. PETERSBURG — A 29-year-old man was hospitalized Thursday night after being struck by a car as he walked along a street, police said.

Jonathan Daniel Eyer of St. Petersburg was walking along northbound 58th Street N near 13th Avenue N in the curb lane just after 10 p.m. when he stepped into the path of a Chevrolet and was struck.

He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries, St. Petersburg police said.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Kyle Jones, 19, was not hurt.

Moments before the crash, police received a report about a man walking aimlessly on 58th Street N. Eyer, who appeared to have been intoxicated, was also seen blocking the path of a car and then running after it as the driver backed up to get away, police said.

An investigation remained under way Friday morning.

St. Petersburg man walking on street struck by car 01/04/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 4, 2013 6:29pm]
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