Clearwater Police have identified a bicyclist killed Thursday night on Drew Street. They also released new details about the crash
Clearwater Police say alcohol may have been a factor in a deadly crash involving a car and a bicyclist Thursday night. Investigators say Henry Rackard, 57, of Clearwater was trying to cross from the north side of Drew Street to the south side when he was hit by a 1994 Buick driven by Milton Lee Smallwood, 54. It happened at 6:36 pm near the intersection of Drew Street and North Evergreen Avenue. Rackard died at the scene, said Elizabeth Watts, police spokeswoman. Friday evening, Clearwater Police said in a news release that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, but no other details were given. The area surrounding the accident was closed for a few hours for the investigation. *Updated 7:43 p.m. Friday Nov. 16
The two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Roosevelt and Bradford in the Highpoint Area occurred Sunday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A passenger car collided with a bicycle on Roosevelt Boulevard around 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Quinten Canty, of Clearwater, was riding his Mt. Fury bicycle on Roosevelt Boulevard near the intersection of Bradford Street. Canty tried to cross Roosevelt and failed to yield to oncoming westbound traffic, according to the accident report. Canty, 25, went into the path of a Mercedes driven by Anastasios F. Poulakis, 58, of Largo. The bicycle crashed into the front of the car, according to the accident report. Canty was critically injured and transported to Largo Medical Center, where he died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to the report. The incident remains under investigation. …