Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Public safety

Madeira Beach man loses leg in motorcycle crash

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a motorcycle crash that left a Madeira Beach man hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Monday.

Donald Budd Sutton, 45, was turning onto Bay Pines Boulevard from the Duhme Causeway when his motorcycle drifted onto the guard rail, severing his left leg. Deputies said Sutton lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected, sustaining serious head injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

Police responded to the crash at about 2:50 p.m. Emergency responders air-lifted Sutton to Bayfront Medical Center.

Alcohol does not appear to have contributed to the crash, police said. They also do not believe speeding was a factor.

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