St. Petersburg, FL (February 10, 2019) - The St. Petersburg Police were on the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle on Saturday, February 9th. The incident happened around 1:50 pm at the intersection of Hanes Road and 19th Street North.
According to officers, 63-year-old David Rankin and 60-year-old Allegro Rankin were riding a 2015 Harley-Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Hanes when their bike collided with a 2014 Lexus GS350 driven by 20-year-old Joseph Zopf, II. A subsequent police investigation revealed that Zopf failed to yield at a stop sign in the before proceeding into the intersection and striking the motorcycle.
The couple was thrown from their bike and sustained serious injuries. Both were taken to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg for treatment. There is no update on their condition at this time.
Charges are pending in the crash according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A motorcycle accident takes place on a moment's notice. Motorcycles are particularly deadly forms of transportation and account for almost 15% of all traffic-related deaths. In this crash, it appears as though David and Allegro Rankin were innocent victims of the driver's negligence in failing to yield. Certainly, our condolences and hopes for a speedy recovery are with the victims at this time.
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