Three people were hospitalized in Jacksonville as a result of a serious motorcycle crash on West Beaver Street and Acorn Street on Friday, October 23rd. The collision occurred around 10:49 p.m. between a single-rider motorcycle and a car carrying two passengers. According to police who arrived on the scene, the motorcyclist and both passengers of the car were taken to the hospital while the driver of the car stayed behind. The driver is said to have cooperated openly with the officers at the crash site.
Like most Floridians, we welcome October. The sun is bright and beautiful, but it isn’t too hot. Moreover, the humidity is down. And, if you’re a dedicated motorcyclist, you’re looking forward to Biketoberfest®, too. Each year, well over 100,000 riders participate in this internationally renowned multi-day motorcycle celebration.
A motorcycle accident that occurred Sunday evening in St. Petersburg resulted in the fatality of a female passenger. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, a Suzuki motorcycle was traveling southbound on I-275 in St. Petersburg when the motorcycle veered sharply onto the shoulder and struck a guardrail. The motorcycle continued down an embankment, hitting trees along the way. The male driver of the motorcycle, along with the female passenger were thrown from the bike. Both were wearing helmets. The 25-year-old female was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the motorcycle was taken to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg with critical injuries.
An accident Thursday afternoon has resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Lake Mary resident. At around 2:40 p.m., Ian Maggard was traveling on Lake Way Road when a 2013 Prius attempted to make a left hand turn in front of him. Maggard saw the Prius begin to turn and laid down his 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle on its side before slamming into the passenger side of the Prius.
A Central Florida business owner has died, just one week after the motorcycle she was riding collided with a pickup truck the night of June 7th. The accident occurred at the intersection of State Road 46 and Rinehart Road. The victim was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she had been listed in critical condition.
Accident investigators report that two people were killed in a recent motorcycle accident in Howey-in-the-Hills when an elderly driver crossed the centerline and struck their motorcycle head-on. Police report that the accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on State Road 19 near Savage Circle. They say that a Jacksonville couple was riding their motorcycle north on S.R. 19 when a southbound Toyota sedan driven by a 74-year-old Howey-in-the-Hills woman crossed the yellow line and into the path of a group of four motorcycles.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers are asking for the public’s help in finding a dark grey truck they say could have been involved in a recent fatal hit-and-run motorcycle accident in Osceola County. Troopers say that the accident killed a 47-year-old Kissimmee man, who was riding on Interstate 4 near Osceola Parkway when a car in front of him struck a piece of shredded tire, which became airborne and struck him.
Six bikers died tragically at the 2013 Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach which ran from Friday to Sunday, October 18-20th. Five bikers died during the official event, while one person perished on their way to the festivities. Biketoberfest is an annual event celebrating the biker culture, including live music, food, contents, classic bike shows and more. These are the first deaths at the event since 2011.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of everyone involved in these tragic motorcycle accidents.