ST. PETE BEACH – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a single motorcycle crash in St. Pete Beach.
According to the sheriff’s report, the crash occurred about 11:21 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, on Blind Pass Road near 76th Avenue.
Deputies said that the driver of a 2000 Harley Davidson, Earl W. Pruitt Sr., 60, of Pinellas Park exited a nearby parking lot and pulled onto Blind Pass Road and then began to drive northbound in the southbound lanes.
When attempting to change lanes, Pruitt hit the median and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Pruitt was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
No other vehicles were involved. Deputies said it is not known if alcohol was a factor.