Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-301

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 6, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Traffic Crash With Life Threatening Injuries

    The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.
    • Sunday
    • August 5, 2012
    • Time: 2:02 AM
    • Hillsborough Avenue and Race Track Road

    Motorcycle:

    • 2006 Yamaha

    Driver:
     

    Ryan Michael Fratilla
    DOB: 6-29-88
    15101 Mattoon Drive
    Spring Hill, FL

    Vehicle: 

    • 1998 Chevrolet Prism

    Driver:
     

    Albert Cook Jr.
    DOB: 11-10-40
    1449 Mission Drive West
    Clearwater, FL

    Passenger:
     

    Mary Cox
    DOB: 5-7-35
    1449 Mission Drive West
    Clearwater, FL

    Details:
     

    On August 5, 2012 at approximately 2:02 a.m., a crash occurred on Hillsborough Avenue east of Racetrack Road. A motorcycle was westbound on Hillsborough Avenue at a high rate of speed. A 1998 Chevrolet Prism was exiting a parking lot on the north side of Hillsborough Avenue and crossing the through lanes to get to the left lane. The motorcycle struck the left front side of the Chevrolet. The motorcyclist was ejected and suffered critical injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.

    The two occupants of the Chevrolet were transported to Countryside Hospital where they were treated and released.

    The investigation continues.

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