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Police identify motorcyclist seriously injured in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Police have identified a motorcyclist who was injured early Saturday after a vehicle turned into his Harley-Davidson on Gandy Boulevard N.

Alfred Tardin, 52, of St. Petersburg was transported to Bayfront Medical Center with serious injuries after the 3 a.m. crash near Frontage Road. Monday afternoon, his injuries were not considered life threatening, police said.

Tardin was driving his 1986 Harley westbound on Gandy, police said. Megan Elizabeth Fields, 23, of St. Petersburg was eastbound on Gandy in a 1996 Ford and about to turn left onto Frontage Road.

Fields began turning as the traffic light was green or just turning yellow, police said. As she turned, the motorcycle's front tire hit the Ford's right rear tire, causing the vehicle to spin.

The crash threw the motorcyclist from the bike. He was not wearing a helmet and landed on the pavement several yards west of the crash, police said.

Fields and her passengers, Melissa Minor, 31, and Robert Minor Jr., 29, of Largo were taken to Bayfront Medical Center with minor injuries. Tardin was also at Bayfront.

The investigation continues.

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Police identify motorcyclist seriously injured in St. Petersburg 04/26/10 [Last modified: Monday, April 26, 2010 5:35pm]
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