St. Pete police searching for driver who hit man in wheelchair

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — St. Petersburg police are searching for a car that hit a man in a wheelchair and then drove away on Wednesday night.

Investigators say it happened around 10 p.m. The car was traveling southbound in the 1300 block of 34th Street North.

A pedestrian in a wheelchair was crossing 34th Street North at the intersection of 13th Avenue North.

The southbound traffic light for 34th Street was red when the pedestrian began his westbound travel in the crosswalk, but the southbound light turned green as the pedestrian reached the southbound lanes of 34th Street North.

The car failed to yield to the pedestrian and hit him, throwing him from his wheelchair and onto the roadway. The car then drove away.

The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators described the car as a 4-door sedan that could be silver or grey in color. It should have heavy damage to the front end of the car.

If you have information that can help investigators, call the St. Petersburg Police Department at (727) 893-7780 or submit an anonymous tip here.

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