Clearwater, FL (June 2, 2019) - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that occurred on Saturday, June 1st. The collision occurred at the intersection of South Fort Harrison Avenue and Belleview Boulevard.
According to police, 30-year-old Kelsey Zielinski attempted to turn left in order to travel east on Belleview. Zielinski turned her Hyundai Accent directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. The Accent and motorcycle collided with one another, leading to the death of the motorcyclist. Officers suspected Zielinski was impaired and administered field sobriety tests at the scene. Following the tests, Zielinski was arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter, as well as two counts of child neglect for having minor passengers in the vehicle at the time of the collision.
The motorcyclist has not been identified at this time pending family notification.
We are extremely saddened to hear of this tragic crash in Clearwater. Crashes due to impaired driving claim about 500 lives each year in Florida and cause several thousand injuries. Impaired driving is dangerous, deadly, and one of the most egregious forms of negligence that takes place on our roadways each day.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida personal injury attorneys are familiar with the often catastrophic outcomes caused by impaired drivers. We fight hard to assist victims and their families that have been affected by drunk drivers across our state, and we can help you as well. For your free consultation, please give us a call at any time, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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