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Bicyclist badly injured in crash on I-275 exit ramp

ST. PETERSBURG — A bicyclist was critically injured early Sunday in a crash on an Interstate 275 exit ramp, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The northbound bicyclist was riding on the exit ramp to 54th Avenue N around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. A driver followed on the exit ramp, unable to see the bicyclist at first, the patrol said.

The driver swerved onto the right shoulder but could not avoid a collision, striking the back wheel of the bicycle, troopers said. The bicycle overturned.

The bicyclist, 26-year-old Curtis Michael Starks of St. Petersburg, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with critical injuries.

Troopers identified the driver as Robert Schmahl, 43, of Tampa. Schmahl and his passenger, 35-year-old Jason Allen Bagwell of St. Petersburg, were uninjured.

The crash is under investigation.

Bicyclist badly injured in crash on I-275 exit ramp 07/15/12 [Last modified: Sunday, July 15, 2012 4:29pm]
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