Motorcyclist Killed During T-Bone Crash with Pickup Truck in Largo
A 37-year-old resident of Clearwater was taken into custody last weekend for his alleged connection to a deadly auto accident that claimed the life of a local motorcyclist and severely injured another near Roosevelt Boulevard in Largo.
According to preliminary accident reports from the responding troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol, it was close to 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022, when a 51-year-old man and his 50-year-old female passenger, both from Largo, were riding on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the westbound direction of Roosevelt Boulevard. It was as the bikers approached the intersection of 62nd Street North and Roosevelt Boulevard that a GMC Sierra being driven by 39-year-old Francisco Felipe Marcelo suddenly pulled out in front of them in a failed attempt to turn onto 62nd Street North. The motorcycle crashed into the passenger’s side of the pickup truck and both vehicles were spun around from the force of the collision before coming to a complete stop in the middle of the intersection.
Authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol and Pinellas County emergency response teams were dispatched to the scene of the side-impact collision. Upon their arrival, they sadly discovered that the 51-year-old driver of the motorcycle had sustained fatal injuries during the accident and passed away. His 50-year-old female passenger suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for additional medical treatment. Her current condition is unknown.
The three other individuals who were in the GMC Sierra when the crash occurred: a 34-year-old woman, a 6-year-old girl, and a 4-year-old girl, were unharmed during the incident. It is unclear what their relation is to the driver of the pickup truck.
Early the next morning, Pinellas County officers went to the residence of 39-year-old Francisco Felipe Marcelo, the driver of the pickup truck, and placed him under arrest. He has been charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI causing serious bodily injury, and driving with a suspended license. Marcelo’s bail was set at $15,750 and he is currently at the Pinellas County Jail.
Since 1977, Florida motorcycle accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been fighting for the rights of motorcyclists who have been seriously injured or killed during a collision. To schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY.
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Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.