Safety Harbor teen hit by motorcycle, authorities search for rider
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SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. – Investigators are asking for public assistance to help find a motorcyclist they say hit a 16-year-old girl, then took off.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, it happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday at 10th Avenue North and 7th Street North in the Lincoln Highlands subdivision of Safety Harbor.

Officials say the teenager was walking on the street with some friends.  As she turned west onto 7th Street North to head home, a motorcycle traveling eastbound reportedly struck her.

She was flown to Bayfront Medical Center, reportedly with non-life threatening injuries.

At this time, deputies do not have a description of the rider. Pieces of broken plastic, believed to be from the fairing of the motorcycle were found at the scene. The pieces are blue in color.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy William Short at 727-582-6200.

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Pinellas County Sheriff’s patrol deputies are investigating a Friday night crash in the Lincoln Highlands subdivision, in which a motorcycle reportedly struck a 16-year-old pedestrian and fled the scene. The victim of the reported hit and run sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to a news release.

The crash occurred at 10th Avenue North and 7th Street North around 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 9, the sheriff’s office reports.

According to deputies, the 16-year-old girl was walking on the street with several of her friends heading north on 10th Avenue North. She turned west on Seventh Street North to head home, when she was reportedly struck by a motorcycle traveling eastbound on Seventh.

The teen was transported by air to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to the report.

The motorcycle operator fled the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help identifying the motorcyclist. At this time, deputies do not have a description of the rider. But pieces of blue, broken plastic believed to be part of the motorcycle were found at the scene, according to the report.

Have information that can help detectives? Contact Deputy William Short at 727-582-6200.

The investigation continues.

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