LARGO – A motorcyclist suffered life threatening injuries after crashing into the rear of a Pinellas County Sheriff’s transport van about 10:51 p.m. on Saturday, May 24.
The crash occurred on Ulmerton Road in the area of 101st Street North in Largo. Eastbound lanes of Ulmerton Road were closed for several hours as deputies conducted their investigation.
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team reported that Mark Sena was driving the transport van, which was was traveling eastbound on Ulmerton Road, and had been stopped at the red traffic light at 101st Street North.
After the light changed, Sena began to accelerate the van, which was struck in the rear by a 2011 Harley Davidson, also traveling eastbound, driven by Daniel Boggs, 55, of Largo. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Deputies report that he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Neither the driver of the van nor his passenger was injured.
Deputies said alcohol might be a contributing factor in the crash.