Two seriously injured following rear tire blowout on motorcycle while traveling on the Skyway Bridge

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The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) continues to investigate a crash that occurred at approximately 12:57 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020.  

The crash occurred as a motorcyclist was traveling northbound on the Pinellas side of the Skyway Bridge. 

Troopers report that the motorcycle sustained a rear tire blowout causing the 71 year-old male driver to lose control and overturn.  Both the male driver and the 57 year-old passenger were ejected.  They were both transported via ambulance to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with serious injuries.

Trooper say both occupants were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.  

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