Driver Runs Red Light, Kills Motorcyclist in Clearwater

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. January 22, 2020

Clearwater, FL (1/18/2020) – On Saturday morning, a motorcyclist died after another car ran a red light and struck him. The crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. near the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.

Lucas Scholing, 72, was driving his motorcycle southbound on 49th Street North. When attempting to turn left onto State Road 688, Kathryn Lynne Jackson, 57, ran a red light and struck Scholing in the intersection.

Emergency services took Scholing to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg, where he later died. According to troopers, he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Jackson was not injured in the crash. The accident is currently under investigation.

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Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy. Motorcycle accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. Police must investigate fatal motorcycle accidents to understand the cause of the crash. The responsible party can then be identified and, if warranted, held accountable.

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Source: Tampa Bay Times