St. Petersburg, FL (December 31, 2019) - A fatal motorcycle accident took place in St. Petersburg on Monday, December 30th. The crash was reported around 11:50 p.m. at the intersection of 38th Avenue North and 40th Avenue North.
According to police, 23-year-old Michael Burroughs was traveling westbound on a 2016 Honda 1000RR motorcycle when he was struck by a Ford Mustang driven by 19-year-old Gabriel Eguiguren. Burroughs and his passenger, 19-year-old Mackenzie Leigey, were taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. Burroughs later succumbed to his injuries while Leigey suffered serious injuries. There is no further word on her condition at this time.
No additional details are available.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Michael Burroughs following this tragic motorcycle crash in St. Petersburg.
Motorcycles are the most deadly form of transportation in Florida. Although motorcycles account for only about 3% of all registered motor vehicles they make up about 15% of all reported car accidents. Unfortunately, motorcycle crashes are often severe in nature and can cause life-altering injuries in a matter of seconds.
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