CLEARWATER — Two motorcyclists were injured early Monday when they collided on the Memorial Causeway Bridge.
Justin Mullins and David Johnson, both 22, were eastbound on the causeway, failed to negotiate a curve and ran into each shortly before 2 a.m., according to Clearwater police.
After the collision, at least one motorcycle hit a light pole, knocking the pole across the eastbound lanes. Mullins, of Oldsmar, was seriously injured and was taken by helicopter to a local hospital. Johnson, of Clearwater, had minor injuries and declined medical treatment at the scene.
Johnson's 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle caught fire after the crash; firefighters extinguished the flames. Two vehicles were damaged when they came along after the accident and ran over the pole. No other injuries were reported.