St. Petersburg, FL (August 15, 2021) - A motorcyclist is dead following an accident near St. Petersburg on Saturday night. The crash occurred around 8:50 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Avenue South and 34th Street South.
The St. Petersburg Police Department responded to the crash scene. According to officials, a motorcycle and a car collided at the intersection. There are no details on the specific events leading up to the accident at this time. The motorcyclist, who was not identified, died at the accident scene. There is no word on whether the driver of the car was also hurt in the crash. All lanes were closed at the intersection for several hours while police investigated. Motorists were advised to avoid the area.
An investigation remains ongoing. No further details have been released.
Florida motorcycle accidents occur on a daily basis across our state. While riding a motorcycle can be an enjoyable activity it also comes with great risk. Last year, more than 500 people tragically lost their lives due to motorcycle crashes. Many motorcyclists are killed or will suffer incapacitating injuries due to accidents that are not their fault. Motorcycles offer little protection from the force and impact of a serious collision and riders are likely to be ejected from their bikes resulting in an even greater chance of serious crash becoming deadly.
Our condolences go out to the victim's family in the aftermath of this fatal motorcycle crash in St. Petersburg.
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