M.A.I.T. Investigation

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.)

Ann M. Tamboe (Driver)
DOB: 04/18/1936
Address: 433 Paula Drive South, Dunedin
Vehicle: 2011 Chrysler 200

Catherine G. Ashenfelter (Injured Bicyclist)
DOB: 08/30/1955
Address: 2463 Gulf to Bay Boulevard, Clearwater

Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a vehicle vs. bicyclist crash in Dunedin. The cyclist sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash.

The crash occurred at about 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Alternate 19 and Tradewinds Drive in Dunedin.

According to investigators 78-year-old Ann Tamboe was driving her Chrysler 200 north on Alternate 19 turning left onto Tradewinds Drive. 59-year-old Catherine Ashenfelter was on her bicycle headed south on Alternate 19 in the bike lane. Deputies say as Tamboe turned left onto Tradewinds Drive, she struck Ashenfelter.

Ashenfelter was transported by air to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Tamboe was not injured.

Deputies say neither speed nor impairment appear to be factors in the crash.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:10:00 PM Categories: General News

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