Motorcyclist slams into side of deputy’s car

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) — A 20-year-old motorcyclist is in the hospital fighting for his life after hitting the side of an unmarked Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office car Tuesday night in St. Petersburg.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Corporal Joe Miner was leaving Dunkin Donuts at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday when he pulled out of the parking lot onto Martin Luther King Junior Street North in front of motorcyclist Eli Ulibarri, who was heading South. Ulibarri tried to stop but hit the patrol car on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Ulibarri was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Investigators don’t believe speed or alcohol was a factor. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s