DUNEDIN — A pedestrian and bicyclist were hospitalized on Wednesday after they were struck by a car that careened in their direction after a crash with another vehicle, sheriff's deputies said.
The 24-year-old bicyclist, Charles Allison of Dunedin, was flown to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with serious, life-threatening injuries. Gregory Hall, the 45-year-old pedestrian from Clearwater, was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The two were at the northwest corner of Main Street and King Arthur Court around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the accident occurred, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Sarah Olson, 21, of Dunedin, driving a Nissan Sentra, was attempting to make a left turn on to King Arthur Court from the eastbound lanes of Main Street. She passed in front of a semitrailer truck traveling west that had slowed in the middle lane to avoid a collision.
Olson was then struck by a Jeep Wrangler driven by 33-year-old Jedediah Williams of Clearwater Beach, whose vision of the intersection was obscured by the truck, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The Sentra spun and struck another car and then a light pole. The Wrangler headed in the direction of the pedestrian and bicyclist.
Olson and Williams suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening and the third driver was not harmed.