The Major Accident Investigation Team from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash on 113th Street North, directly in front of the United States Postal Service building located at 9355 113th Street North in Seminole, Florida.
Multiple agencies responded after reports were received of a crash about Noon on Thursday, January 19, 2017.
The crash left one male motorcyclist dead and a vehicle which crashed into a home just north of the scene on Freedom Court. The driver of the vehicle had non life-threatening injuries but needed to be extricated by firefighters from the City of Seminole Fire Rescue.
According to investigators, 22-year-old Brandon M Barody of Largo, was driving his 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on 113th Street North, approaching the Seminole Post Office located at 9355 113th Street North, in Seminole.
A 2015 Honda Pilot being driven by 60-year-old Laura Scanlon of Largo, was in the southbound median turn lane on 113th Street North, attempting to turn into the post office when she turned into the path of Barody’s motorcycle.
Investigators say that Barody’s motorcycle struck the passenger side of Scanlon’s Honda, and Barody was thrown off his motorcycle.
Immediately following the crash, Scanlon’s Honda accelerated in a northeast direction and crashed into a privacy fence and a travel trailer in the backyard of a residence located at 11276 Freedom Court, causing extensive property damage The Honda continued accelerating in a northeast direction and crashed into the south side of a residence located at 11280 Freedom Court. The residence was not occupied at the time of the crash.
Paramedics responded and pronounced Barody deceased at the scene. Paramedics were able to extricate Scanlon who was trapped inside her vehicle. Scanlon was transported by Sunstar Paramedics to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses informed investigators that Barody was driving his motorcycle at a high rate of speed just prior to the crash.
Investigators say that Scanlon showed no signs of impairment.
The investigation continues.