Sunday, January 21, 2018
Public safety

Motorcycle passenger dies in east Hillsborough collision with pickup truck

BRANDON — Sheriff's deputies are investigating a traffic accident in which a motorcycle slammed into a pickup truck near a busy Brandon intersection, killing a 34-year-old woman.

The incident occurred at 5:30 p.m. Thursday after Romildo Sanches tried to cross the intersection of Parsons Avenue and Valley Drive in his 2007 Chevrolet truck, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Sanches, who was traveling west, tried to make a left turn from Valley Drive onto Parsons Avenue.

Sanches, 51, had crossed two northbound lanes of Parsons Avenue but was unable to complete the turn onto the southbound lanes.

Deputies said he put his truck in reverse and tried to go back the way he came.

Joseph Bronson, 33, was traveling north on Parsons Avenue and rammed his 1999 Suzuki motorcycle into the left front end of the truck, deputies said. Both Bronson and his passenger, Pamela Bronson, 34, were thrown from the motorcycle, deputies said.

Emergency officials transported both of the victims, of 209 Sheryl Lynn Drive, to Tampa General Hospital.

Pamela Bronson died there, deputies said. Joseph Bronson remains at the hospital in stable condition.

Sanches, who lives at 519 Mahogany Drive in Seffner, was uninjured.

No charges have been filed.

Michael Finch II can be reached at [email protected] or (727) 893-3401.

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