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Pedestrian dies from injuries after being struck by vehicle in St. Petersburg

The driver braked and swerved to try to avoid the pedestrian, according to police, but to no avail.

A pedestrian was stuck and killed after being hit by a vehicle Thursday night in St. Petersburg.

Quynh Van Pham, 89, was walking west across the 3400 block of 34th Street N around 7:30 p.m. when he was struck by a 2018 Audi four-door sedan traveling south on 34th Street.

The driver braked and swerved to try to avoid the pedestrian, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department, but the right front corner of the car struck Pham.

He was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he died from his injuries.

The driver was not injured, and he stopped and cooperated with investigators, according to police.

Alcohol was not a factor, police said, and the investigation is continuing.

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