PALM HABOR – An 82-year-old man was ticketed for an improper left turn after an injury crash in Palm Harbor about 4:22 p.m. Aug. 18 on County Road 1 at Wexford Drive in Palm Harbor.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at the time of the incident, Donald William Hutwelker of Palm Harbor and passenger, Velma Louise McShane, 85, of Palm Harbor were traveling in a 2004 Chevy Venture south on CR-1. Anthony John Riolo, 22, of Palm Harbor was traveling north on CR-1 on a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle.
Hutwelker turned left on Wexford Drive and traveled into the path of the motorcycle, causing the motorcycle to collide with the passenger side of the Chevy. Riolo was thrown from his motorcycle and ended up trapped inside the Chevy until he was removed by emergency crews.
All three suffered critical injuries. Hutwelker and McShane were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Siolo was transported to Bayfront Medical Center.