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Man riding stolen motorcycle seriously injured in hit-and-run crash

ST. PETERSBURG — A man riding a stolen motorcycle was seriously injured Friday afternoon when he swerved to avoid an oncoming car whose driver subsequently fled, according to police.

Investigators were looking Friday for the car that caused the crash.

Anthony Patrick Walton, 42, was riding north on a 2003 Suzuki about 3:50 p.m. in the 2900 block of 28th Street N, police said. The unidentified car was driving south on the same street when it veered into the northbound lanes and into Walton's path.

Walton, who was not wearing a helmet, swerved to avoid hitting the car and fell off the motorcycle, police said. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of life threatening injuries to his head, police said.

An initial investigation of the crash revealed that the motorcycle Walton was riding was reported stolen out of Largo, officials said. It also bore an improper license tag.

The investigation was ongoing Friday evening.

Man riding stolen motorcycle seriously injured in hit-and-run crash 09/07/12 [Last modified: Friday, September 7, 2012 9:29pm]
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