Serious Injury Crash

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Michael L. Haworth, Chief of Police
Pinellas Park Police Department
7700 59th Street N.
Pinellas Park, Florida 33781

Contact: Sergeant John Shea
Public Information Officer
O- 727-369-7830
JShea@pinellas-park.com

TITLE: Pinellas Park Police Department Investigate a Serious Injury Crash

WHEN: Friday, April 1st, 2022, at 2:35 PM

WHERE: 70th Ave N at 44th St N

WHO: James Woods, W/M, 81 YOA from Pinellas Park

WHAT: The Pinellas Park Police Department responded to a single-vehicle crash
involving a 2022 motor scooter.  The operator, James Woods, was traveling east
on 70th Ave, approaching 44th St N.  At the same time, a PSTA bus was stopped
at a local bus stop.  James Woods was unable to slow and laid down the motor
scooter causing him to slide on the roadway.  No collision took place with the
PSTA bus and James Woods was transported to a local hospital and is currently
in critical condition.

No other information is expected to be released pertaining to this incident. 

Released by: Sergeant John Shea


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Michael L. Haworth, Chief of Police
Pinellas Park Police Department
7700 59th Street N.
Pinellas Park, Florida 33781

Contact: Sergeant John Shea
Public Information Officer
O- 727-369-7830
JShea@pinellas-park.com

TITLE: Pinellas Park Police Department Investigating a Single Moped Crash.

WHEN: Friday, April 1st, 2022, at 2:35 PM

WHERE: 70th Ave at 44th St N

WHAT:  The Pinellas Park Police Department is currently on the scene of a
crash with serious injuries at 70th Ave and 44th St N.  The crash involves a
single moped.  At this time, limited information is available and the
investigation is active.  More information will be provided upon the
conclusion of this investigation.

A photograph of the scene has been attached to this release.

TRAFFIC ALERT- Eastbound 70th Ave is closed at 46th St.  Please avoid the area.

Released by: Sergeant John Shea

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For more information contact:
Pinellas Park Police Department
Public Information Office
727-369-5829
pio@pinellas-park.com