49th Street lanes closed after traffic fatality - FOX 13 News

49th Street lanes closed after traffic fatality

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Police in Pinellas Park say 49th Street's northbound lanes were closed after a motorcyclist crashed.

The scene was at 78th Avenue.

Authorities say a motorcycle was headed northbound on 49th Street, and crossed 78th Avenue and skidded off the roadway.

The rider was ejected and transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. No other vehicles were involved.

Police have identified his as 58-year-old Paul Switzer of St. Petersburg.

They said he was wearing a helmet.


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