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UPDATE: Motor Scooter Driver Critically Injured in St. Petersburg Crash

Car Accident | Car Crash | Traffic Accident

The Florida Highway Patrol has released the name of a man critically injured in the Friday crash.

ST. PETERSBURG – A motor scooter driver was critically injured Friday (Dec. 18) night when a tractor-trailer hauling gasoline hit him.

Franklin Thomas Dickerson, 55, of St. Petersburg, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with critical injuries.

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol say the accident happened around 9:20 p.m. when the driver of the scooter was headed east in the outside lane of Gandy Boulevard just east of San Marten Boulevard. Troopers say the scooter’s tail light was not functioning. A tractor-trailer hauling gasoline was also headed east on Gandy in the outside lane. The driver of the tractor-trailer, James Alexander Dixon, 48, of Tampa, could not see the scooter and hit it.

Alcohol does not seem to be a factor. Charges are pending further investigation.

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