Release Number: 11-242
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.)
Crime Scene Investigation Unit
Brian Keith Doll (Injured Motorcyclist)
Address: 355 23rd Avenue Southwest, Largo
Vehicle: 2006 Suzuki 650 Motorcycle
What: Deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a single motorcycle crash in Dunedin in which the operator sustained life threatening injuries.
Where: The crash occurred at 557 Edgewater Drive in Dunedin, on the southbound lane.
When: The crash occurred at about 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
***Update Begins at 11:40 p.m. on 10/13/2011***
M.A.I.T. deputies have advised that Brian Keith Doll was pronounced deceased at Bayfront Medical Center at 5:30 p.m. on October 13, 2011.
The Medical Examiners Office will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
According to investigators, 48 year-old Brian Keith Doll was traveling southbound on Edgewater Drive (south of Main Street), when his motorcycle sideswiped a steel guardrail on the west side of Edgewater Drive. Deputies say the motorcycle then struck a concrete gutter and began to cartwheel through some trees. Doll was ejected from the motorcycle during the crash.
Doll was transported by air to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of life threatening injuries.
Doll was not wearing a helmet.
Preliminary evidence indicates that alcohol and speed may have been a factor in the crash.
Edgewater Drive was shut down for north and southbound traffic between President Street and Aberdeen Street for several hours while the crash was investigated.
No other injuries were reported.
The investigation continues.