A woman was hit by an SUV and seriously injured when she tried to cross U.S. 19 on Sunday night in Clearwater, authorities said.
Bonnie Jo Blessing, 45, was attempting to cross U.S. 19 from the west to the east, about 800 feet south of Enterprise Road, at around 11:40 p.m., Clearwater public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts said.
Blessing, who is homeless, stepped off the median into the northbound lanes of traffic and was hit by a 2006 Suzuki. She was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with serious but non-life threatening injuries, Watts said.
No charges were immediately announced against the SUV's driver, Marjorie Blackman, 60, of Spring Hill.