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St. Pete woman, 65, struck by car, in critical condition


Published:   |   Updated: April 29, 2014 at 12:18 PM

A 65-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle while walking across a street from the Pinellas Trail early Tuesday, St. Petersburg police said.

Connie Clark was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in critical condition after her head struck the pavement, officials said. Police said her injuries were life-threatening.

Clark and 67-year-old Elaine Davis, both of St. Petersburg, were walking south on the trail on the east side of 34th Street Northeast at First Avenue North about 6:45 a.m., police said.

A 2001 Ford driven by 18-year-old Caroline Condon, of St. Petersburg, was westbound on 34th Avenue and had stopped for a red light, police said. The pedestrians had a cross signal with several seconds remaining.

The driver, planning to turn right, looked left for northbound traffic but never saw the pedestrians step off the curb to walk west across First Avenue, police said. The Ford struck Clark, knocking her to the ground, and bumped Davis, police said.

Davis was not injured, police said.

Police did not indicate if Condon was injured.

An investigation is ongoing.

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