Hernando County, FL (June 7, 2020) – Two individuals lost their lives in a fatal motorcycle accident that took place in Hernando County.
The crash occurred on Powell Road on the evening of June 5 between a motorcycle and an SUV. The SUV, being driven by a 76-year-old woman from Brooksville, was headed north on Batten Road when it collided with a motorcycle being driven by a 25-year-old man from Ridge Manor.
The motorcycle driver was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. The 76-year-old woman who was driving the SUV was transported to a nearby medical facility where she later succumbed to her injuries.
No further information has been released regarding the collision or its circumstances.
We would like to offer our condolences to the families of the deceased victims during this difficult time.
A police investigation will continue.
Motorcycle Crashes in Florida
According to information provided by A Safer Florida, in 2016, there were over 10,000 motorcycle accidents in Florida with approximately 515 resulting deaths. Also according to A Safer Florida, Florida’s motorcycle fatality rate is among the highest in the nation.
Motorcycle accidents can be the result of a number of factors, including wildlife, drunk driving, distracted driving, and reckless driving on the motorcyclist’s part or another driver present on the roadway.
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