M.A.I.T. Crash Investigation

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.)

Deputy Dominic Brissett (Driver- Uninjured)
Hire Date:  4/7/2014
Age: 32
Vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

Dannie Tran (Driver- Injured)
DOB: 2/17/1994
Address: 5700 Dr. MLK Jr Street South, St. Petersburg
Vehicle: 2008 Black Harley Davidson

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) are conducting an investigation into a motorcycle vs patrol cruiser crash. The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries. Deputy Brissett and his K-9 Cairo were not injured as a result of the crash.

When:
The crash occurred at about 7:11 p.m. on Sunday, September 09, 2018.

Where:
The crash occurred at the intersection of 66th Street North and 70th Avenue North, in Pinellas Park.

Why/How:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) are conducting an investigation into a motorcycle vs patrol cruiser crash. The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries. Deputy Brissett and his K-9 Cairo were not injured as a result of the crash.

According to investigators, 24 year-old Dannie Tran was driving his 2008 Harley Davidson westbound on 70th Avenue North, approaching 66th Street North. Deputy Brissett was stopped at the red light on 66th Street North and 70th Avenue North waiting for the green light to continue north. Once the light turned green, Deputy Brissett proceeded north in the median lane. Deputies say, Tran failed to stop for the red light at 66th Street North and crashed into the front passenger side of Deputy Brissett’s cruiser. Due to the force of the crash, Tran was ejected from the motorcycle.

Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Tran to Bayfront Medical Center where he sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Impairment does not appear to be a factor in this crash.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Dan Difrancesco Sunday, September 9, 2018 10:55:00 PM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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