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St. Petersburg man knocked off Howard Frankland Bridge in serious condition

The man was with a parked pickup truck and trailer when the incident occurred, troopers said.
A person who was with a parked pickup truck and trailer on the inside lane of the Howard Frankland Bridge Monday night was thrown overboard after another vehicle hit the parked truck and trailer, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
A person who was with a parked pickup truck and trailer on the inside lane of the Howard Frankland Bridge Monday night was thrown overboard after another vehicle hit the parked truck and trailer, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. [ Florida Highway Patrol ]
Published Mar. 9
Updated Mar. 9

A man standing near a parked pickup truck and trailer on the inside lane of the Howard Frankland Bridge on Monday night was knocked into the water after another vehicle hit the parked vehicles, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

The crash occurred in the inside southbound lane of I-275 just south of the crest of the bridge at about 8:10 p.m.

The driver of the pickup, a 43-year-old man from St. Petersburg, was on foot nearby when a southbound Toyota Corolla hit the trailer, which then hit the man and knocked him over the bridge railing into the water below, troopers said.

Th man was recovered by one of several agencies responding to a water rescue call. He was listed in serious but stable condition Tuesday, troopers reported.

Two other people involved in the incident suffered minor injuries.

No other details about the incident were released.