A Tampa motorcycle accident claimed the life of a young Clearwater woman early Thursday morning. Angelica Hall, 18-years old and a student at Palm Harbor University High School, was riding as a passenger behind 19-year-old Shay Lydon when he ran a red light at the intersection of Belcher and Belleair.
Both Hall and Lydon were thrown from the Yamaha motorcycle by the collision, neither of whom was wearing a helmet.
Lydon and the passengers of the Toyota Camry which stuck them were taken to the hospitas. Lydon’s injuries were classified as critical. The Camry’s occupants, Charles Manning and Patricia Muth, also sustained serious injuries. Hall was declared dead at the scene.
This was the second time Hall was Lydon’s passenger when a serious accident occurred. On Friday, March 30 of this year, Hall was riding with Lydon in a 1992 Geo Prism when it collided with a Dodge Ram van at the intersection of Fisher and Curlew after Lydon ran a stop sign.
In the March accident, Hall was pulled from the wreckage by emergency crews and airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center. Lydon was transported by ambulance. The driver of the van was uninjured.
It appears from police reports that Lydon’s actions were the cause of both Tampa automobile accidents. Hall’s family has so far declined interviews with the media.