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Serious Injury Crash


Date / Time of Release: November 22nd, 2018 @ 0739 hours

Incident: Serious Injury Crash

Location: 100 block of 3rd Street North

Date / Time of Incident: November 22nd, 2018 @ 0253 hours

Brief Description of Incident: A silver 2017 Hyundai Sonata, being driven by Joseph Fovara (W/M, 01/07/1963), was driving northbound on 3rd Street North. A pedestrian, Jerry Dickens (W/M, 05/28/1992), was crossing from east to west, mid block in the 100 block of 3rd Street North. Fovara failed to see Dickens crossing the roadway and struck him. Dickens was transported from the scene to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life threatening injuries.

Issuance of citations is pending further investigation.

Next of Kin Notified: Yes, Debra Dickens - Mother

Release Prepared by: Officer Scott Pierce Jr. (TH3)

For more information, please contact the St. Petersburg Police Public Information Office at 727-893-7550 during normal business hours; weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.