News: Woman riding in wheelchair in St. Petersburg fatally struck by pickup

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – St. Petersburg police reported an accident that resulted in the death of an elderly woman in a motorized wheelchair.

The victim, 85-year-old Elaine Carrigan, passed away on Monday from injuries sustained in the Feb. 11 crash. It happened near the intersection of 1st St. N and 4th Ave N. Police said Carrigan was riding in the crosswalk with a green light and was attempting to cross 4th Ave. N when she was struck by a Chevy Silverado pickup truck. The driver of the pickup, 31-year-old Sulplicio Lopez Martinez, was trying to make a left turn onto 4th Ave. N at the time, according to investigators.

Carrigan was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. Lopez Martinez was arrested for driving without a driver’s license, and police said additional charges may be pending.

Pedestrians are often at risk when negligent drivers are on the road. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, contact the experienced St. Petersburg Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at the Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group. We’re devoted to helping Floridians understand their legal options and fighting for the compensation they deserve. You can request a free consultation to discuss your case by calling us today at 727-325-5512 or responding in our online chat box.

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