Tampa Road and Burbank Road in Oldsmar, Florida was the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on Friday evening at about 6:50pm. According to a report filed by Bay News 9, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation team said that Donna Butrick, 44, the driver of the car who struck the motorcyclist, was traveling eastbound on Burbank Road and turning onto Tampa Road in a 2001 Hyundai Elantra when the accident occurred.
Did You Know . . .
- Motorcycle-related deaths have increased by 55 percent since 2000. Motorcycles account for less than two percent of all vehicles in the United States, but motorcyclists make up eight percent of all road fatalities. Of those, 383 fatalities and 6,686 injuries were in Florida.
- It is estimated that over 70 lives could be saved each year in Florida through increased use of motorcycle helmets.
- It is estimated that over 100 lives are saved in Florida each year through the use of motorcycle helmets.
Apparently, the unidentified motorcycle rider was westbound on Tampa Road. Butrick didn’t yield the right of way to him and the two vehicles collided.
He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. His name has not been released.