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Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash

Aug 18, 2018

Location: 23rd Avenue North / 49th Street North
On August 18, 2018 at 12:57 a.m., a 2006 Honda VTX1300 motorcycle, driven by Robert Douglas Blume (07-29-1971) was northbound on 49th Street North approaching the curve for Sheffield Lake at 23rd Avenue North.

The Honda failed to negotiate the curve and continued straight across a small patch of grass. Upon re-entering the roadway, Blume lost control of his motorcycle and the motorcycle struck the ground on its right side. The motorcycle slid across 23rd Avenue North and came to rest on a grass field in Sheffield Lake Park.

Blume was not wearing a helmet, suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

Alcohol appears to have played a part in this crash.

Report Number:  2018-035726