Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-142

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 4, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Motorcyclist Airlifted After Run In With Honda CRV

    Motorcylist runs into vehicle making a u-turn in roadway.
    • Tuesday
    • May 4, 2010
    • Time: 6:37 AM
    • Waters Ave. & Sunstate St.
    • Tampa, FL
    Driver: Christopher Witschi
    DOB 02/19/86 (critical but guarded)
    8213 N. 13th St.
    Tampa, FL

    Vehicle: 2009 Kawasaki Z-10

    Driver: Samuel Markarius
    DOB 03-28-75
    4747 W. Waters Ave. #1301
    Tampa, FL

    Vehicle: 2000 Honda CRV

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was called to respond to a traffic crash with injuries on Waters Avenue & Sunstate St. Upon further investigation it was determined that the accident happened when, according to witnesses, a 2009 Kawasaki Z-10 that was traveling at a high rate of speed east bound on Waters Avenue struck the left rear of a 2000 Honda CRV that was making a u-turn in the roadway. The impact ejected the driver of the motorcycle causing him serious injury. The driver of the motorcycle was airlifted and taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and is listed in critical but guarded condition. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

    The investigation continues.

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