A 27-year-old motorcyclist died on Wednesday after a collision caused by an 82-year-old motorist, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said. According to reports, the motorcyclist and his 11-year-old passenger were traveling west on Clark Road in Sarasota, when the driver of a Lincoln Town Car turned left into their path.
The impact of the crash caused the motorcyclist and his passenger to be ejected from the motorcycle. Sadly, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at Sarasota Memorial Hospital because of crash-related injuries. The motorcyclist’s passenger was transported to All Children’s Hospital for serious injuries including a broken femur.
The driver who caused the accident and his passenger were not injured in the accident. However, the motorist was cited by FHP for failure to yield the right-of-way to the motorcyclist.
Spring and summer are a deadly time for motorcyclists in the U.S. Unfortunately, the most common cause in the majority of crashes involving a motorcycle are motor vehicle drivers turning left into their path. Please take time and look twice for motorcyclists!