Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Pinellas Park motorcyclist badly injured in crash, police say

A motorcyclist was badly hurt Wednesday afternoon in a collision with a minivan, Pinellas Park police said.

About 4 p.m., a 2001 Dodge Caravan driven by Carlos Espino, 47 of Pinellas Park was southbound on 66th Street when Espino attempted to make a left turn onto 90th Avenue North and entered he path of a northbound 2007 Honda Motorcycle, ridden by Renat Kutsayev, 19 of Pinellas Park, police said. The front of the motorcycle struck the side of minivan.

Kutsayev, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said. Espino was not injured.

Witnesses said the motorcycle was travelling at a high rate of speed prior to the collision. Kutsayev does not have a valid Florida driver's license, police said/

The crash remains under investigation.

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