On Thursday, August 15, 2013, a St. Petersburg man was critically injured when a car pulled into the path of his motorcycle. According to authorities, this St. Petersburg motorcycle accident took place around 3:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North.
According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, Christopher Sawyer was riding northbound on his 2011 Honda motorcycle. A 2001 Honda sedan, driven by 24-year-old Amanda Forgy, of Tampa, exited a parking lot on the east side of the street and pulled into the path of the motorcycle. Upon impact, Sawyer struck the left front fender of the Honda and was ejected from his bike. He was then thrown into the car’s windshield, sent over the roof, and landed on the pavement.
Although Sawyer, 35, was wearing a helmet, he still suffered critical injuries. He was transported to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for treatment of his life-threatening injuries. Forgy, as well as two adult passengers she was transporting, suffered minor injuries in the crash and were also transported to Bayfront for medical care. Police indicated they were treated and released. Unfortunately, Sawyer is still in serious condition at the time of this article.
Police reported that this collision occurred because a vehicle pulled into the path of a motorcycle. The Sarasota accident attorneys at Mallard Perez would like to remind motorists to be on the lookout for motorcyclists. We wish Christopher Sawyer a complete recovery following his Florida motorcycle crash.