News: Man charged with leaving scene of fatal Pinellas Park motorcycle accident

PINELLAS PARK, FL – Police say the driver involved in a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Pinellas Park in December has been arrested.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, 41-year-old Michael Wayne Broughton of St. Petersburg has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident. The crash occurred December 11 in the area of 62nd Avenue N and 55th Street at about 12:30 a.m.

Investigators said Broughton was behind the wheel of a pickup truck in a collision that killed 45-year-old Jason Prine of St. Petersburg. Broughton allegedly left the scene without stopping to help. Witnesses were able to provide a description of the vehicle involved to police.

Broughton was arrested last Wednesday and was booked into the Pinellas County jail on bail of $500,000.

If a loved one has died in a motorcycle accident caused by a reckless hit-and-run driver, the Pinellas County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green are here to help. We will stand up for your legal rights and work hard to achieve maximum financial compensation in your case. Call us today at 727-847-4878 or complete our online contact form to set up a free consultation with our dedicated legal team.

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