Bicyclist Injured in Crash with Pinellas Deputy
Deputies say the bicyclist was crossing against a “do not walk pedestrian signal” when he hit the patrol SUV.
LARGO – A Largo bicyclist was injured Friday (Dec. 4) when he crashed into a deputy’s patrol SUV, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Daniel Jonathan Serrao, 29, of Largo, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries to his right leg. The injuries were not life threatening. Deputy Christopher Lewis, 39, was not injured. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
The crash happened about 11:22 p.m. at the intersection of westbound Ulmerton Road and southbound Belcher Road in Largo.
Lewis was routine patrol in his fully marked 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe on southbound Belcher when he halted at the right curb lane stop bar for the red traffic signal at Ulmerton. Investigators said westbound Ulmerton had the green traffic signal.
Lewis said he saw no immediate westbound traffic on Ulmerton Road and started to make a right turn to go west on Ulmerton. As Lewis was making his turn, Serrao, who was riding an Ancheer electric mountain bike, hit the driver’s front corner of the Tahoe.
Investigators said they determined that Serrao was riding his electric bicycle in battery mode as he traveled northbound using the Ulmerton Road crosswalk. Investigators said Serrao was crossing Ulmerton on a “do not walk” pedestrian signal when he hit the Tahoe.
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