St. Petersburg, FL (November 20, 2023) – A severe trolley accident critically injured a teenage girl on Sunday, November 19. The incident occurred on 1st Ave S near 7th St, involving a PSTA Trolley and a pedestrian.
The 15-year-old victim, recently off the SunRunner bus, was crossing the road when struck by the eastbound trolley. Chrishawn Rodgers, 54, from Tampa, was operating the trolley. The teenager was urgently taken to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
Rodgers and two trolley passengers with minor injuries received treatment at local hospitals. The accident led to a temporary road closure for investigation.