PALM HARBOR – A 56-year-old New Port Richey man was seriously injured Dec. 5 in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 19 near Alderman Road in Palm Harbor.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, Sharon Pridemore, 62, of New Port Richey was driving a 2015 Chevrolet SUV, Mario Eden was operating a 2002 Honda motorcycle and Nicholas Calamos, 45, of New Port Richey was driving a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck – all were traveling northbound on U.S. 19 approaching Alderman Road about 6:18 p.m.
Pridemore was traveling in the outside lane, Eden was in the outside center lane and Calamos was in the inside center lane. Pridemore changed lanes and collided with Eden’s motorcycle. Troopers say that Eden was ejected from his motorcycle and “propelled” into the path of Calamos’ vehicle, which collided with the man.
Eden was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital with serious injuries. Troopers say he was wearing a helmet. No other injuries were reported. Pridemore was cited for improper lane change.