Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-454

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 15, 2013
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    Traffic Crash With Serious Injuries

    Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries.
    • Thursday
    • November 14, 2013
    • Time: 2:04 PM
    • Bruce B. Downs Blvd south of 131st Street


    Motorcycle: 2005 Harley Davidson
    Operator: John Steven Snyder
    DOB: 04-21-1952
    13606 Platte Creek Cir Apt 11
    Tampa, FL
    Life-Threatening Injuries / No Helmet

    Vehicle: 2010 Mercury Marquis
    Driver: Kay Waddell
    DOB: 01-03-1937
    416 Fern Cliff Avenue
    Temple Terrace, FL
    Non-Incapacitating Injuries / Wearing Seat belt

    Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes
    Driver: Sharilyn Louise Allah-Muhammad
    DOB: 08-03-1946
    4455 Hawksley Place
    Wesley Chapel, FL
    Possible Injuries / Wearing Seat belt


    On November 14, 2013 at 2:04 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard south of 131st Avenue in District 1. John S. Snyder was operating a 2005 Harley Davidson northbound on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Snyder failed to slow for traffic ahead and struck the rear of a 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis. The Mercury was displaced forward and struck the rear of a 2003 Mercedes E-Class. Snyder was not wearing a helmet and suffered life threatening injuries. He was transported to St Joseph's Hospital. The driver of the Mercury, Kay Waddell, was also transported to St Joseph's Hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the Mercedes, Sharilyn Allah-Muhammad, received possible injuries and was taken to an unknown hospital by family.
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