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13-074 Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Investigates Serious Motorcycle Crash In St. Pete Beach

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT)

Joseph William Maksimowicz (Driver, Critical Condition)
DOB: 07/05/1991
Vehicle: 2004 Suzuki Motorcycle (Sport Bike)
4941 56th Way North, St. Petersburg

Yeinny Yocasta Owens (Driver, non-life threatening injuries)
DOB: 01/07/1980
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota Prius
139 131st Avenue East, Madeira Beach

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating a serious motorcycle crash in St. Pete Beach.

Where:
The crash took place at the 9100 block of Blind Pass Road in St. Pete Beach.

When:
The two vehicle crash occurred at approximately 09:37 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

How/Why:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating a serious motorcycle crash in St. Pete Beach.

The two vehicle crash took place at the 9100 block of Blind Pass Road in St. Pete Beach at approximately 9:37 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

According to deputies, the 2008 Toyota Prius was traveling southbound in the inside lane of Blind Pass. The 2004 Suzuki Motorcycle was traveling northbound on Blind Pass at an excessive rate of speed when it crossed into the Prius’ lane and struck the Toyota head on.

The motorcycle rider was transported to a local hospital, by ambulance, as a trauma alert and is in critical condition. The driver of the Prius was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol does appear to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation continues.

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