Vehicle Crash into St. Petersburg Welcome Sign on I-275

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. December 09, 2019

St. Petersburg, FL (12/06/2019) – The Gateway Tower that welcomes visitors into St. Petersburg Florida took a hit on Friday. A two-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of I-275 led to one vehicle colliding with the welcome sign.

The collision happened around 3:30 am. Adam D. Bonavia, 37, drove south on I-275 in a BMW sedan. Bonavia crashed into Alex Giannakris, 23, driving a Nissan Altima. Neither Bonavia or Giannakris suffered severe injuries. Bonavia received a citation for careless driving for failing to slow for traffic.

City staff worked Friday estimating the damage and the cost of repairs. The bumper of Bonavia’s BMW could be seen in the grass.

Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Car accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that car accidents be thoroughly investigated so that the cause of the collision can be understood, and the responsible party can be identified and, if warranted, held accountable.

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Source: Tampa Bay Times