SOUTH PASADENA — A Largo man was transported to a local hospital April 25 with life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle crashed into a car at the intersection of Gulfport Boulevard and Pasadena Avenue South in South Pasadena.
According to deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team, the crash occurred about 7:15 p.m.
James Bekas, 49, was driving his 2013 Harley Davidson FLHX motorcycle, traveling northbound on Pasadena Avenue South, approaching a green light at the intersection of Gulfport Boulevard South and Pasadena Avenue South.
Sue Henderson, 70, of Gulfport was driving a 2012 Volvo S80 southbound on Pasadena Avenue South. Henderson and was attempting to make an eastbound turn on Gulfport Boulevard South, with a flashing yellow arrow.
Deputies say as Henderson proceeded to make the eastbound turn, she entered the path of Bekas’ motorcycle, and Bekas’ motorcycle struck the passenger side of Henderson’s vehicle.
Bekas was not wearing a helmet. Henderson refused medical treatment on-scene.
Deputies say impairment does appear to be a factor in the crash.