CLEARWATER BEACH — Clearwater Police have identified a motorcyclist who died Friday evening in an accident that shut down both directions of the Memorial Causeway bridge, the link between Clearwater Beach and the mainland.
Rado James Harnage, 20, of Dunedin, was traveling east on the causeway when he lost control, struck a curb and was ejected from his bike, Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said.
His motorcycle went airborne and landed on the hood of a vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction.
The motorcycle sheared off the roof of the vehicle, which was driven by Sharon Goodrow Yearcut, 52, of Clearwater.
She was taken to Morton Plant Hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. She was treated and released.
Speed may have been a factor, but an investigation is ongoing.