Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.)
Dunedin Fire Rescue
Roberto Singson (Injured Cyclist)
Address 2053 Diplomat Drive, Clearwater
James Poitras (Injured Cyclist)
Address: 2229 Christy Lane, Oldsmar
John Burchfield (Injured Cyclist)
Address: 100 Cypress Place, Oldsmar
The Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating a crash involving three cyclist who were riding as part of a group from the Suncoast Cycling Club. Three cyclists sustained injuries, one of them life-threatening.
The crash occurred at about 12:19 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
The crash occurred along County Road 1, just north of Michigan in Dunedin.
According to investigators, the cyclist were riding in a pack of about 30. The riders were near the end of their ride, at mile 53 of a 57 mile ride they had planned for the day. The cyclists were riding in close proximity heading northbound on County Road 1, just north of Michigan, when 53-year-old Roberto Singson’s front tire touched the back tire of a rider in front of him. Deputies say Singson lost control, fell of his bike and struck his head. Two other cylists, 60-year-old James Poitras and 55-year-old John Burchfield struck Singson’s bike causing them to fall.
Sinsgon was transported by air to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Singson sustained head trauma. Poitras was transported by ambulance to Mease Countryside Hospital for a broken right clavicle. His injuries were non-life threatening. Burchfield was treated on scene for minor scratches and abrasions.
The crash appears to be accidental in nature.
All three riders were wearing helmets.
The investigation continues.