The injured bicyclist succumbed to his injuries and died this morning at a local hospital.
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Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT)
Joshua David Gaddy (Injured Bicyclist)
6878 77th Terrace North, Pinellas Park
John Patrick Campbell (Uninjured Driver)
7503 16th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating bicycle vs. vehicle crash in Seminole.
The incident took place on Park Street just north of 46th Avenue North in Seminole.
The crash occurred Friday, June 21, 2013 at approximately 10:34 p.m.
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating a bicycle vs. vehicle crash in Seminole.
At approximately, 10:34 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013 the driver of a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica was traveling southbound on Park Street when a bicyclist road directly into the vehicle’s path. The bicyclist, identified as 27-year-old Joshua David Gaddy, was ejected from his bicycle and has been transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Gaddy was crossing mid-block, not in a crosswalk and did not have the right of way. His bicycle was not equipped with lights or reflectors.
The driver of the Chrysler, identified as 52-year-old John Patrick Campbell, was not injured.
It does appear that alcohol and/or controlled substances are a factor in the crash, as to the bicyclist but not the driver of the vehicle.
The investigation continues.