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Motorcyclist critically injured in U.S. 19 crash

Police said the motorcyclist was driving recklessly and speeding when the crash occurred.
A motorcyclist was critically injured Monday evening in a crash in the 17000 block of U.S. 19 in Largo, police reported.
A motorcyclist was critically injured Monday evening in a crash in the 17000 block of U.S. 19 in Largo, police reported. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published May 25, 2021|Updated May 25, 2021

A motorcyclist was critically injured Monday evening in a crash in the 17000 block of U.S. 19 in Largo, police reported.

The crash occurred about 6:30 p.m. and resulted in that part of U.S. 19 being shut down for more than three hours.

Largo police said “a reckless motorcycle” was “traveling at a high rate of speed” when the rider lost control and crashed into a southbound Audi sport-utility vehicle. The motorcyclist was taken by ambulance to the hospital in critical condition, police said.

No other details were immediately released.

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