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Two motorcycles crash on Memorial Causeway in Clearwater

Two motorcycles traveling eastbound on the Memorial Causeway Bridge collided just before 2 a.m. Monday. One driver, Justin Mullins, was seriously injured. The other, David Johnson, sustained minor injuries and declined medial treatment.

EAMONN KNEESHAW | Special to the Times

Two motorcycles traveling eastbound on the Memorial Causeway Bridge collided just before 2 a.m. Monday. One driver, Justin Mullins, was seriously injured. The other, David Johnson, sustained minor injuries and declined medial treatment.

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.

Two motorcycles crash on Memorial Causeway in Clearwater 04/27/09 [Last modified: Monday, April 27, 2009 6:13pm]

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