SEMINOLE – A 76-year-old Seminole man died at a local hospital after crashing his car about 4:17 p.m. March 30 on Park Boulevard just west of Ridge Road in Seminole.
Deputies assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team say James Moriarty was driving his 2006 Nissan Sentra eastbound on Park Boulevard when he drove over the raised concrete median barrier and into the oncoming westbound lanes of Park Boulevard.
The Nissan continued moving up on the curb and sidewalk along the right westbound lane of Park Boulevard where it then drove through a private residential yard before striking a mailbox. The car then moved through second yard and struck two fences.
Deputies say after the Nissan struck a third fence, it collided with a large tree head-on causing the back end of the vehicle to spin counter-clockwise, colliding with an unoccupied Ford F-150 that was parked in a driveway of private residence at 11635 Park Blvd.
Paramedics responded and transported Moriarty to Largo Medical Center Main Campus where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Investigators say Moriarty possibly suffered a medical episode, which may have led to the crash.
Speed was a factor in this crash.