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Motorcyclist hospitalized after crashing into pickup in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — A motorcyclist was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when he crashed into a truck that pulled into his path on Tyrone Boulevard, police said.

Montgomery A. Smith, 18, of Pinellas Park was riding a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle about 4 p.m. in the 2100 block of Tyrone Boulevard. A 2004 Ford F-250 pulled out of the parking lot of a Home Depot store into the path of the motorcycle, according to police.

Smith, who was wearing a helmet, crashed into the left side of the truck, police said. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck, Dean Thomas Geary, 71, was uninjured.

An investigation is ongoing. No charges were reported.

Motorcyclist hospitalized after crashing into pickup in St. Pete 03/27/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:58pm]

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