Belleair Bluffs Crash Kills Largo Man
Pinellas deputies said he did not have front or rear lights on his bicycle.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS – A Largo man died Sunday (Feb. 17) of injuries he received when his bicycle collided with a car on West Bay Drive in Belleair Bluffs, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Anthony Violante, 56, of Largo, died at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where he was taken after the crash. He was not wearing a helmet.
The crash happened about 8:42 p.m. at the intersection of West Bay Drive and Harbor View Lane in Belleair Bluffs.
Deputies said a 17-year-old was driving a 2016 Mercedes AMG G63 north on Harbor View Lane, approaching the stop sign at West Bay Drive. Mr. Violante was riding his bicycle east on West Bay Drive, approaching Harbor View Lane, on the south sidewalk. Mr. Violante did not have front or rear lights on his bicycle.
After making a complete stop, the Mercedes proceeded to turn west onto West Bay Drive when Mr. Violante struck the front driver’s corner of the car. The impact threw him from the bike. .
Impairment and speed do not appear to be a factor in the crash, deputies said.
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