Seminole, FL (April 24, 2021) - A woman died while trying to help a crash victim in Seminole on Friday night. The accident took place around 10:00 p.m. on Park Street near 62nd Avenue North.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident scene. According to a report, 29-year-old Joseph Mazza, II was riding a moped when he tried to switch lanes and collided with a boat trailer in an adjacent lane. Mazza fell from his scooter and landed in the roadway. Adem Kljajic was identified as the man towing the boat. Both Kljajic and a Good Samaritan, Michelle Lessl, stoped to help Mazza. Lessl was standing near the roadway when she was hit by a Buick Century traveling southbound on Park Street. Lessl died at the accident scene. Mazza survived the initial accident with serious injuries and Kljajic was not hurt.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time. There is no additional information available.
Fatal car accidents in Florida take place approximately once every three hours. In 2019, more than 3,000 people died in collisions across our state. Sadly, many of these victims were killed due to the actions of others.
We wish to offer our condolences to the family of Michelle Lessl following this tragic pedestrian crash in Seminole.
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