VIDEO: Motorcyclist was speeding, weaving through traffic before crash

Updated: May. 3, 2019 at 2:22 PM EDT
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SARASOTA (WWSB) - Deputies have released motorcycle helmet camera video from a crash earlier this year in Pinellas County which they say shows the dangers of when some motorcyclists choose to drive recklessly.

The crash occurred at around 9:00 p.m. on January 30.

The video shows the 21-year-old motorcyclist with a group of unidentified motorcyclists taunting deputies, weaving through traffic, and driving at a high rate of speed before crashing into a citizen’s vehicle on U.S. Highway 19 in Clearwater.

A 2003 Kia Optima that was being driven by a 54-year-old man began making a left hand turn across northbound U.S. Highway 19 North traffic, onto Winding Creek Boulevard. The motorcyclist crashed his Suzuki motorcycle into the front of the Kia Optima.

The motorcyclist was transported to a hospital for serious injuries and has since been released.

Deputies charged the man with Reckless Driving with Property Damage and Personal Injury and No Motorcycle Endorsement. The man pleaded guilty to the charges.

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