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Geoffrey B. Dawson
16627 Valley Drive
304-1315 Versant Drive
6732 Elm Ct.
At approximately 7:07 p.m. the motorcyclist (Dawson) was westbound on Bearss Avenue traveling at a high rate of speed and in a careless manner. He passed between cars traveling sis by side twice. The second set of vehicles were approaching Lake Emerald Blvd. and were facing a green light. The 2012 Ford Focus was making a left turn from eastbound Bearss avenue and did not see the motorcyclist as she initiated her turn. While turning, the motorcyclist passed between the two vehicles at a high rate of speed. The front of the motorcycle struck the front of the Ford Focus. Dawson was ejected approximately 50 feet west. Dawson suffered fatal injuries and died at St. Joseph's hospital at 9:42 p.m. Dawson was a volunteer responder for the Hillsborough County Fire Department.
Occupants of the Ford Focus were transported to St. Joseph's Hospital with minor injuries.