1 Hospitalized after South Pasadena Motorcycle Accident
SOUTH PASADENA, CA (April 29, 2019) – A motorcyclist from Largo suffered life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle and car collision on April 25.
The deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team revealed that the incident happened around 7:15 p.m. on Gulfport Boulevard and Pasadena Avenue South in South Pasadena.
49-year-old James Bekas rode a northbound 2013 Harley Davidson FLHX motorcycle on Pasadena Avenue South. Bekas drove through a green light at the intersection of Gulfport Boulevard South and Pasadena Avenue South.
Meanwhile, 70-year-old Sue Henderson of Gulfport drove southbound 2012 Volvo S80 on Pasadena Avenue South. Accordingly, Henderson tried to make an eastbound turn on Gulfport Boulevard South, with a flashing yellow arrow.
While Henderson took the eastbound turn, she drove into the path of Bekas’ motorcycle. In turn, Bekas hit the passenger side of Henderson’s car.
Bekas did not wear a helmet during the collision. On the other hand, Henderson didn’t accept any medical treatment in the area.
Moreover, deputies ruled out impairment as a factor in the collision.
When driving, it is crucial to always be careful of motorcyclists, scooter riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists on the road. Motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous because of their lack of protection and lightweight bodies. By paying attention to your surroundings and driving within the speed limit, dangerous accidents can be prevented.
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