The 73-year-old man attempted to cross Missouri Avenue in a motorized wheelchair when the accident occurred. Police say the pickup truck struck the man, identified as James F. Thompson, causing him fatal injuries.
Thompson was in a crosswalk when he received the fatal hit by the truck, but police say he crossed under a red light. The Clearwater Patch says the pickup truck driver was driving north in the middle lane and did have a green light.
The man received an airlift to Bayfront Hospital before succumbing to his injuries. No further information has been made available, according to the Clearwater Patch.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).