St. Petersburg motorcyclist dies from injuries sustained in Monday collision

ST. PETERSBURG — A motorcyclist who collided with a vehicle Monday afternoon has died, authorities said.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Martin J. Kiss, 34, of St. Petersburg, was driving west on 46th Avenue N in the bike lane shortly after 3 p.m. when a 1998 Ford wagon going in the same direction turned in front of him into a private driveway near 77th Way N.

Kiss failed to slow down and struck the rear of the Ford, an FHP trooper wrote in a report. He and his bike were pulled under the car and dragged a short distance.

Kiss died overnight at Bayfront Medical Center from his injuries, FHP said Tuesday. The driver of the Ford, Samuel Nastari, 67, of St. Petersburg, was not injured.

The agency is still investigating the crash and did not release any other details.

St. Petersburg motorcyclist dies from injuries sustained in Monday collision 12/13/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:01pm]

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