SEMINOLE, FL – A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was critically injured when they collided with an SUV in Pinellas County Saturday afternoon, reports WFLA.
According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 56-year-old Stephen Smith was operating a Harley Davidson Street Glide when he tried to beat a red light at the intersection of Seminole Boulevard and 54th Avenue North at about 12:30 p.m. Smith crashed into a Nissan Rogue driven by 46-year-old Kristen Johnson, who had been preparing to make a left turn.
Smith and his passenger, 54-year-old Robyn Cox, were both ejected from the motorcycle. Smith was pronounced dead at an area hospital, while Cox was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
Johnson and her 14-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries.
Deputies said it did not appear that impairment contributed to the accident, which remains under investigation.
When a motorcycle and a car collide, it is almost always the rider of the motorcycle who is most severely injured. So if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, contact the Pinellas County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at the law office of Kemp, Ruge and Green for the legal assistance you can trust. We’ll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, property damage costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us by calling 727-853-6034 or using our contact form to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.
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