Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-394

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 19, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Motorcyclist Dies In Crash

    Traffic fatality occurs on Knights Griffin Road at Five Acres Road.
    • Thursday
    • October 18, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Knights Griffin Road and Five Acres Road


    2003 Honda Motorcycle


    Michael Bruce Christian, DOB 11-21-45
    2827 South Lincoln Avenue
    Lakeland, FL


    Hillsborough County Traffic Homicide Unit investigates a traffic fatality that occurred on October 18, 2012 at approximately 6:29 a.m. The motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Knights Griffin Road at approximately 45 mph when an unknown vehicle turned right from Five Acres Road to travel westbound on Knights Griffin road violating the motorcyclist right of way. Christian engaged his brakes leaving approximately 35 feet of skid marks and laid the motorcycle down. He died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

    Two witnesses observed the crash but could not provide no description of the phantom vehicle other than it was a car not a truck.

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