Last night in Tampa, two people were killed in two separate auto accidents. Both of the fatalities occurred in Hillsborough County.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, a motorcyclist was killed when his motorcycle stuck the median at the intersection of Magnolia Park and Progress Boulevard. The cyclist was not wearing a helmet. He was ejected from his motorcycle as he struck the median.
Deputies report that he was taken to Tampa General Hospital. Doctors attempted to treat the man’s injuries, but he died a short time later from the wounds he suffered during the accident. His name has not been released.
In the second Tampa car accident, a cyclist died while trying to cross Highway 41 near the area of Crystal Lake Road. The accident occurred at approximately 3:15 a.m. Deputies report that the bicyclist crossed the path of a Ford Fusion traveling northbound on Highway 41 when he was hit and killed. The driver stated that the cyclist quickly pulled in front of the car. The name of the bicyclist was not released. The investigation into both accidents is still underway.