I drove by this one on sunday afternoon, the car was demolished in the front. This was right by Countryside Blvd and 580. My route home from work every day.
Quote from SPtimes:
"CLEARWATER - A motorcyclist and his passenger were hospitalized Sunday after a collision with a car that threw them 100 feet on State Road 580.
The westbound motorcycle collided with an eastbound Mercedes-Benz driven by John Filerino, 81, who was turning into his neighborhood.
The motorcycle riders were taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. The driver of the 2006 Suzuki, Steven A. Craft, 36, wasn't wearing a helmet, Clearwater police spokesman Wayne Shelor said. His passenger, Mary Dyerly, 32, was.
On Sunday night, she was in satisfactory condition and Craft was in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. Filerino wasn't hurt.
Craft and Dyerly were stopped at SR 580 and Countryside Boulevard. When the light turned green, Craft took off, popping a wheelie. At the same time, Filerino was turning left.
No charges were filed Sunday night, though they may be later, Shelor said."
The driver probably was cited for failure to yield the right of way, but the St. Pete times won't tell you that.
There is no doubt that the vehicle was at fault, I see this everyday, the cars try to beat the traffic on the left turn. No helmet, wheelies, and a passenger. Perhaps He was not wearing the helmet, because he only had one, who knows.....