Teen Killed: Was 2nd Crash in 6 Weeks

Angelica Lee Hall, 18, of Palm Harbor was a passenger on a motorcycle that crashed Thursday morning. It was the second time she was involved a crash in less than two months. In both wrecks, Shay Daniel Lydon, 20, of Palm Harbor was the driver.

A Palm Harbor teen was killed Thursday morning when she was thrown from a motorcycle in Clearwater. Just over six weeks ago, the teen and the same driver were in a wreck on Curlew Rd. in Dunedin.

Angelica Lee Hall, 18, died at the scene of Thursday's crash, which happened just before 10 a.m. The Florida Highway Patrol says Hall was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by Shay Daniel Lydon, 20, of Palm Harbor. 

The Yamaha motorcycle was traveling northbound in the inside lane on Belcher Rd. and ran a red light at the intersection of Belleair Rd. The motorcycle drove into the path of a Toyota which was traveling westbound on Belleair Rd. Hall and Lydon were ejected from the motorcycle. Neither was wearing a helmet. Lydon was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg where he is in critical condition, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The driver of the Toyota, 62 year-old Charles Manning of Russelville, Arkansas was taken to Bayfront Medical Center and is in serious condition. The passenger in the Toyota, 70 year-old Patricia Muth of Clearwater was also injured. She was taken to Bayfront Medical Center where she is in serious condition. Manning and Muth were wearing seat belts.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Thursday's deadly motorcycle crash happened less than two months after a wreck in which both Hall and Lydon were injured. Around 8 a.m. on March 30, Lydon was driving a Geo Prism and pulled into the path of a Dodge Ram van that was headed eastbound on Curlew Rd in Dunedin. The crash was so severe, Hall had to be extricated from the car, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Hall was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center with life threatening injuries. Lydon was taken to a hospital by ambulance 

Anne Onomous May 19, 2012 at 07:52 PM
I've read this and the previous article and am always affected by the unnecessary loss of life in any case or circumstance......but while there is no sufficient "paying" to be made for such a tragic loss there should be some lessons to be learned ESPECIALLY by the younger crowd reading this news. 1) No, you are NOT invincible and can die at a moment's notice from a split second decision, and 2) Yes, you are responsible for your own safety (and others) after a certain point in your life, so make good choices as to the behavior, activities and even the crowd that you associate yourself with - it will make a difference. My condolences to the Hall family and friends.
Lori May 22, 2012 at 07:36 PM
I believe motorcycle helmets are required for those under 21. It sounds like neither were wearing helmets. I heard the driver of the motorcycle has died also.
mom of angel May 23, 2012 at 03:14 PM
I'm facebook friends with one of the parents of these children who passed away, and I'm also a parent who has lost a child to a drug overdose (almost 4 yrs ago now). I just hope that the parents aren't reading these comments...even though you are all well-intentioned, NO parent wants to read about how these results should be expected, or that you're not surprised, that their child didn't learn from his/her mistakes. To a parent who has lost a child, trust me, you're angry enough about it in the beginning, now matter how your child passed. A parent doesn't need to read "I-told-you-so" comments at this time. Certainly, the deaths of these children -- like the death of our child-- was so very preventable. We know that. As someone who has been through this horror (and still lives in pain every day), I'm simply asking that one thinks before making anything other than a sympathetic comment. God bless the Lydons and the Halls for all they have suffered and all they will endure for a lifetime. Absolutely everything in their world has changed: every second of how they live will be affected by this.
Sunde Farquhar May 23, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Hi Mom of Angel, Thanks for stopping by. I am so sorry for what you and your family has had to go through. I'm sure the hurt never goes away. I admire you for speaking up and sharing your experience of having lived through a similar tragedy. You make such a good point about people stopping to think before they make a comment. Take care.
Sad Mom May 23, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I agree that people should think before they judge. My daughter is a senior at Palm Harbor University High School and the total is now up to six friends she has lost in 4 years. Being a mother, I cannot even imagine the depth of the loss these parents are feeling. Even though I did not know all these kids. I see how devastating this is to the families and the friends they leave behind. Be careful when you leave these remarks. My deepest sympathies to all these families and my heart breaks for you all. I pray angels around my daughter every time she leaves the house. No matter how wonderful a parent you are, that knock could be at your door some day.


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