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Cyclist struck, badly injured on St. Pete Beach

Posted: 2:17 AM, Mar 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-24 06:17:55Z

A 54-year-old man was seriously injured Wednesday night when he was struck crossing Gulf Boulevard on a bicycle on St. Pete Beach, authorities said.

Anthony G. Logothetis of St. Pete Beach was riding his bike with no lights, crossing Gulf Boulevard near 65th Avenue shortly after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

Emanuel Matalon of St. Petersburg was driving a 2003 Subaru Outback northbound on Gulf Boulevard in the curb lane approaching 65th Avenue. Pinellas sheriff's deputies said Matalon told them he never saw Logothetis crossing the street on his bike.

Logothetis was taken to Bayfront Health, a trauma center, with life-threatening injuries, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office news release. Matalon and his passenger were uninjured.

Deputies don't believe alcohol or speed were factors in the crash, the release states.

Logothetis was wearing dark clothing and did not have a light on the bike.

The investigation continues.