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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-499

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 21, 2016
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    Traffic Crash With Serious Injuries

    Vehicle turns into the path of the motorcyclist.
    • Saturday
    • November 19, 2016
    • Time: 8:58 PM
    • Sheldon Road and Redwood Boulevard

    Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis

    Driver: Nelson Massanet
    DOB: 12/12/55
    9624 Oaks Street

    Vehicle: Harley Davidson Super Glide

    Driver: Kenneth Hall
    DOB: 07/01/68
    5613 Half Moon Lake Road, Tampa

    Vehicle: Toyota Matrix

    Driver: Tryston Sobanjo
    DOB: 09/06/97
    9211 Spyglass Court


    On November 19, 2016 at approximately 8:58 p.m., Nelson Massanet was operating his 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis northbound on Sheldon Road. He entered the left turn lane and came to a stop at the intersection of Redwood Boulevard. Kenneth Hall was operating his Harley Davidson Super Glide southbound on Sheldon Road, approaching Redwood Boulevard when Nelson Massanet turned left into his path of travel. Hall was unable to avoid the Mercury, causing the front of the motorcycle to strike the passenger side of the Mercury. The force of the impact rotated the Mercury to the northwest corner, with the vehicle facing in a northern direction. Hall was launched off the motorcycle. Tryston Sobanjo was operating his Toyota Matrix southbound on Sheldon Road, directly behind the motorcycle when the motorcycle struck the Mercury. He was unable to avoid the motorcycle, causing the front of the Toyota to strike the motorcycle and drag it to final rest, south of the area of impact. Hall sustained serious injuries and is listed as critical at Tampa General Hospital.

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