Roadway reopened in Clearwater motorcycle crash

State Road 590 in Clearwater was closed between U.S. 19 and McMullen-Booth Road early Monday for this accident near Leonard Drive.

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State Road 590 in Clearwater was closed between U.S. 19 and McMullen-Booth Road early Monday for this accident near Leonard Drive.

CLEARWATER — A motorcyclist was seriously injured early Monday after a car turned in front of the motorcycle, according to the Clearwater Police Department.

The crash happened near the intersection of State Road 590 and Leonard Drive, dispatchers said. State Road 590 was closed in both directions between U.S. 19 and McMullen-Booth Road, according to police. Dispatchers received the call about 4:45 a.m.

The closure slowed traffic for a few hours during rush hour but the road reopened about 9 a.m., police said.

The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center. Police said the injuries are possibly life threatening.

More details about the crash were not immediately available.

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Roadway reopened in Clearwater motorcycle crash 09/20/10 [Last modified: Monday, September 20, 2010 2:08pm]

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