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Street sweeper operator run over by sweeper in St. Pete

 
Posted July 22nd, 2014 @ 9:58am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (970 WFLA) – St. Pete Police are investigating a serious injury accident at Jefferson Circle SE and 4th Street North.

Police say preliminary information from investigators on the scene is that the operator of a street sweeper was attempting to get on the vehicle when it began to move causing him to fall. While he was lying on the ground, the sweeper continued to move and rolled over his upper body, police said. They responded to the scene just after 8:00 a.m.

 

He was transported to BayfrontHospital with injuries police say do appear to be critical at this time.

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