Six year-old girl struck by motorcycle while crossing Gandy Boulevard, motorcyclist left the scene

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The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that left a six year-old girl seriously injured. The crash occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 on Gandy Boulevard west of San Martin Boulevard.

Troopers say that the girl was walking southbound across the westbound lanes of Gandy Boulevard near the Peridot Palms Apartment Complex when an unknown type white/black motorcycle was traveling westbound struck the girl.

A portion of the motorcycle separated upon impact and was found near the point of collision.

The girl was transported with serious injuries to the pediatric trauma center at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the FHP at 813-558-1800 or Crime Stoppers.

No further information is available at this time.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I’m curious as to how the bike didn’t go down if it struck a person. Not saying the bike didn’t hit her but it doesn’t take much for a bike to lose control and traveling at im sure atleast the speed limit hitting a human would cause a lot more damage than a side faring falling off thats not even cracked. Food for thought.

  2. what kind of parent lets their 6 year old girl out at 10 pm. you sure she wasn’t shoved out in front of bike if there was even a bike evolved? like the one person said if she was seriously injured than the bike would probably be undriveable. why wasn’t cps called on the parents and out alone while the so called pandemic. just to many questions for just the statement of a 6 year old girl seriously injured by a hit and run biker. sounds to fishy like a cover up on abuse. but that my thought

  3. If he was doing 60 or so + MPH it is very likely to hit an object like a small child and keep going … It would be like hitting a speed bump, especially if it was an experienced rider… I hit a truck at 160 and did not go down, and yes there were witnesses that are still living to validate my claim + the big azz scar on me knee, so a small child would be a bump in the road so to speak… Speed trumps mass, it’s the same principle as body armor, the faster the round the more penetrating power it has…
    That piece of the fairing is an aftermarket Chianese set of plastics commonly found on eBay… I would start by canvassing Quaker Steak and Lube and the other bike nights around town… There is probably only one to two bikes with that paint scheme in the whole mid-Florida area and someone knows who the POS that did it is, and where they are…
    I hope you catch that asshole and I will definitely be on the lookout… There is enough plastic and the oval hole will make it easier to identify the make and model of the bike…

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