M.A.I.T. Crash Investigation

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

Sue A. Henderson (Driver-Uninjured)
DOB: 12/01/1948
Vehicle: 2012 Volvo S80

James S. Bekas (Motorcycle Driver-Injured)
DOB: 06/20/1969
Motorcycle: 2013 Harley Davidson FLHX

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a vehicle versus motorcycle crash in South Pasadena.

When:
The crash occurred at about 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Where:
The crash occurred at the intersection of Gulfport Boulevard South and Pasadena Avenue South.

Why/How:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a vehicle versus motorcycle crash in South Pasadena.

According to investigators, 49 year-old James Bekas was driving his 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Pasadena Avenue South, approaching a solid green light at the intersection of Gulfport Boulevard South and Pasadena Avenue South.

Investigators say, 70-year-old Sue Henderson was driving her 2012 Volvo S80 southbound on Pasadena Avenue South, and was attempting to make an eastbound turn on Gulfport Boulevard South, with a flashing yellow arrow.

As Henderson proceeded to make the eastbound turn, she entered the path of Bekas’ motorcycle. Bekas’ motorcycle struck the passenger side of Henderson’s vehicle.

Bekas sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Bekas was not wearing a helmet.

Henderson refused medical treatment on-scene.

Impairment does appear to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:15:00 PM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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