News: Driver strikes, injures pedestrian attempting to cross Gulf Blvd

TREASURE ISLAND, FL – According to The Gabber, a driver struck a pedestrian trying to cross the street on Gulf Blvd Saturday.

Jamie McPherson, 45, was driving a Dodge Caliber when he collided with Jude Rutkowski, 48, as she was attempting to cross the street outside of a marked crosswalk on Gulf Blvd near 1st St East.

Dispatchers sent rescue crews to the crash site after receiving calls concerning the collision around 6:40 p.m. They transported the victim to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities believe Rutkowski may have been impaired when she was struck by the vehicle.

Contact Kemp, Ruge and Green’s team of dedicated Pinellas County pedestrian accident lawyers if you have been hurt in an accident caused by another driver while walking in the Treasure Island area. You can reach us online or by phone at 727-847-4878.

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