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Motorcycle-car collision kills woman, injures three in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — It was less than two months ago that Shay Lydon, a Palm Harbor 19-year-old, pulled a car into the path of a van on Curlew Road in Dunedin.

His passenger, 18-year-old Angelica Hall, was critically injured in the crash. Rescuers had to extricate her from the Geo Prism in which the teens were traveling, and she was flown by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center.

On Thursday morning, Lydon got into another serious crash with Hall as his passenger, authorities said. But this time, she didn't survive.

Lydon was driving a Yamaha motorcycle north on Belcher Road in Clearwater with Hall riding behind him at about 9:50 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

He drove through a red light at an intersection with Belleair Road, where the motorcycle was hit by a Toyota Camry, the FHP said.

Neither Lydon nor Hall were wearing a helmet. The impact sent them flying from the motorcycle.

Lydon was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. Hall died at the scene.

Hall, who had long dark hair, lived in a neighborhood near the intersection of Belcher and Tampa roads. According to her Facebook page, she attended Palm Harbor University High School.

A man who identified himself as Hall's stepfather at her house Thursday said family members were not ready to speak about her death.

The driver and passenger of the Toyota Camry, identified as 62-year-old Charles Manning of Arkansas and 70-year-old Patricia Muth of Clearwater, were taken to Bayfront Medical Center with serious injuries.

Both vehicles came to rest in the intersection, closing the road for about three hours.

Lydon's first traffic accident took place on March 30, at 8 a.m. on a Friday.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office gave the following account of that crash:

Lydon, driving a 1992 Geo Prism, pulled out from Fisher Road onto Curlew Road and into the path of an oncoming Dodge Ram van that was eastbound on Curlew. There's a stop sign on Fisher Road southbound at the intersection, and there are no stop signs for Curlew Road east or westbound at that location.

Hall was sitting on the front passenger side of the Prism, which sustained heavy damage.

While she was evacuated by helicopter, Lydon was taken to a hospital by an ambulance, and the van's driver was not injured.

Peter Jamison can be reached at [email protected] or (727) 445-4157.

Motorcycle-car collision kills woman, injures three in Clearwater 05/17/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 17, 2012 8:06pm]
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