Missouri Avenue Crash
Clearwater Police and Clearwater Fire & Rescue were called to an accident with injuries at 12:30 this morning in the 1300 block of South Missouri Avenue. An adult male crossing in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle just south of Lakeview Drive. He was taken by ambulance to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg as a trauma alert with possible life-threatening injuries. He was not crossing at a crosswalk when he was struck. Two northbound lanes and one southbound lane are closed as the investigation is conducted. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene.
Franklin Rowland (DOB 8-25-64) of Clearwater was the man who died after being struck this morning. Cesar Salvador (DOB 3-25-96) of Clearwater was driving the 2007 Honda pickup that struck Rowland.
The man in the wheelchair who was struck has died at the hospital. The name of the 54-year-old man will not be released until relatives are notified. All lanes of Missouri Avenue have reopened.