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Three injured after speeding motorcyclist hits car on 1-275, troopers say

TAMPA — One motorcyclist crashed Tuesday on Interstate 275 after turning around to watch another motorcyclist who had rammed the back of a car, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The result? Minor injuries for all drivers — and a 45-minute shutdown of all southbound lanes near the Pasco-Hillsborough county line.

The two motorcyclists were driving south on I-275 at a high rate of speed when they tried to pass a Ford Focus, troopers said.

The motorcycle driven by 22-year-old Adam J. Clark of Port Richey didn't slow down and hit the back of the Ford, which lost control and hit a concrete wall.

The second motorcyclist, 21-year-old Benjamin C. Wigen of Lutz, turned back to look at the crash — and promptly overturned on the highway.

Clark, Wigen and the car's driver, Christopher Tichanuk, 28, of Wesley Chapel were transported to St. Joseph's Hospital with minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

Three injured after speeding motorcyclist hits car on 1-275, troopers say 07/12/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 5:01pm]
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