David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 13-496
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- December 12, 2013
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Motorcyclist suffers fatal injuries.
- December 11, 2013
- Time: 7:30 PM
- Fletcher Avenue and 42nd Street
Amir Omar Abukhdeir
3235 Thunder Cloud Drive
William James Croom
624 Harvey Street
On December 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm, Amir Abukhdeir was operating a 2000 Yamaha Road Star motorcycle westbound on Fletcher Avenue.
William James Croom was operating a 1998 Ford Taurus eastbound on Fletcher Avenue and attempted to turn left (north) onto 42nd Street. William Croom failed to see the motorcycle approaching and turned into its path causing the motorcycle to strike the right side of the Ford Taurus.
Amir Abukhdeir, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Croom and a passenger in his vehicle were transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. Croom consented to a toxicology test however there were no indicators of impairment.
No charges have been filed pending further investigation.
Next of Kin has been notified.