SAFETY HARBOR — A 40-year-old Tampa man injured in a motorcycle accident on Memorial Day died Tuesday morning, officials said.
Eric Von Schnetzer died around 11:30 a.m. at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he was taken after the accident, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said Von Schnetzer was northbound on Philippe Parkway around 2:20 p.m. Monday when he failed to negotiate a curve north of Enterprise Road. Deputies said Von Schnetzer locked up the front brakes and slid into a guardrail.
Von Schnetzer, of 6702 Camden Drive, No. 202, was not wearing a helmet and suffered critical head wounds and internal injuries.
Another motorcyclist injured over the holiday weekend in a separate accident remained hospitalized Tuesday, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Cheryl Santucci, 54, of 266 Hamilton Ave., was ejected from a 1984 Harley Davidson after she hit a curb on Forest Lakes Boulevard around 6:20 p.m. Sunday. Santucci also was not wearing a helmet and suffered injuries that appeared to be life-threatening, investigators said.
Investigators were still working Tuesday to determine if alcohol played a role in the crashes, according to the Sheriff's Office.