A St. Petersburg man was killed Wednesday after he lost control of his motorcycle near 49th Street N and 78th Avenue in Pinellas Park. About 4:45 p.m., Paul Switzer, 58, was driving north on 49th Street N when his 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle struck the curb after crossing the intersection, Pinellas Park police said.
Switzer crashed into a tree and was thrown from the bike, which skidded up the road about 75 yards, police said.
Switzer was taken to an area hospital, where he later died. Police said he was wearing a helmet.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident.