Zephyrhills, FL (March 26, 2020) – A deadly motorcycle accident took place on Fort King Road in Zephyrhills, Florida on Tuesday, March 24. The accident took the life of one individual involved and left another critically injured.
The collision happened in the evening hours on this past Tuesday around 7 pm between a motorcycle and an SUV.
A 22-year old man was driving north on Fort King Road in his SUV. At the same time, a 55-year old man was also traveling north on the same road on a motorcycle with a female passenger on the back of the motorcycle. The SUV driver passed a truck on the road and then drove back into the same lane as he lost control of his vehicle.
The SUV then switched lanes once more in an attempt to regain control of his vehicle and struck the motorcyclist, throwing the driver from the bike.
Police and paramedics immediately responded to the scene of the accident.
Tragically, the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident by medical professionals. The passenger, a 49-year-old woman, was transported to a nearby medical center to be treated for her injuries, which were deemed critical.
The investigation remains open and charges are pending.
At this time, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. We would also like to offer our thoughts to the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
Due to the many, many motorcycles that travel through the Sunshine State, there are a large number of motorcycle accidents reported there yearly. Florida motorcycle accidents happen more frequently than motorcycle accidents tend to happen in any other state in the US.
Motorcycle accidents often result in severe, irreversible injuries for the drivers/passengers involved, or in worst-case scenarios, death.
Motorcycle collisions can be caused by a number of contributing factors having to do with the motorcycle driver or other drivers on the road. These factors can sometimes include fatigue, carelessness, negligence, or distraction.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 586 people died in motorcycle crashes in Florida in 2016, 555 of which were rider fatalities.
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