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Pedestrian hit, killed by motorcycle while crossing Starkey Road

SEMINOLE — A 75-year-old man trying to cross Starkey Road near Park Boulevard was killed Friday night when he was hit by a motorcycle.

The accident occurred shortly after 7 p.m.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Lowell Schissel of Largo and his wife were trying to make their way across the road when a northbound motorcycle hit him.

"His wife made it across the roadway," said Sgt. Larry Kraus, an FHP spokesman. "He stepped into the path of the motorcycle."

The couple was not using a crosswalk, Kraus said.

"It appears the pedestrian may have violated the right of way of the motorcyclist," he said.

Schissel was pronounced dead on the scene. The motorcyclist, Randel Allen Toombs, 28 of Largo, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in critical condition. Troopers were still investigating Friday night.

Pedestrian hit, killed by motorcycle while crossing Starkey Road 01/08/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 8, 2010 11:04pm]
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