Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Crash with Pinellas Deputy
The motorcyclist had life-threatening injuries, deputies said.
ST. PETERSBURG – A St. Petersburg man was taken to the hospital Tuesday (Jan. 12) night after his motorcycle slid into a Pinellas deputy’s unmarked car.
Eli Ulibarri, 20, of St. Petersburg was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Pinellas Sheriff’s deputies. They said he was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. The deputy was not injured in the crash.
Deputies said the crash happened about 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 12). Sheriff’s Cpl. Joe Miner was driving a 2011 Buick LaCrosse, an unmarked sheriff’s office car, when he pulled out of a business located at 6132 Martin Luther King St. N. Ulibarri was driving a 2005 Honda motorcycle southbound on Martin Luther King Street. Miner pulled out of the parking lot and began to cross MLK to head northbound when the motorcycle struck the driver’s side of his vehicle, deputies said. The motorcyclist, attempted to avoid collision and locked up his brakes, causing him to slide into the side of the vehicle. It does not appear that speed or impairment are factors in the crash, deputies said.
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