David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 11-081
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- March 14, 2011
- Contact Person:
- Det. Larry McKinnon : firstname.lastname@example.org
Man ejected from his motorcycle dies.
- March 12, 2011
- Time: 2:15 PM
- Memorial Highway
- Tampa, FL
Mercado, John A.
15802 Ironware Place
Tampa, Fl 33624
Driver of the 2003 Toyota SUV
10106 Rosebrook Ct
Tampa, FL 33615
On March 12, 2011 at 2:15 p.m., John A. Mercado was operating a 2002 Suzuki GSX R1000 motorcycle southbound on Memorial Highway when he slammed into the rear end of a 2003 Toyota SUV operated by Belgica Lopez. Apparently Mercado didn't see Lopez stopped to make a left turn onto Timberlane West Drive.
Upon impact, Mercado was ejected from the motorcycle and severely injured. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue transported Mercado to St. Josephs Hospital where he later died.
Mercado was not wearing a helmet.