An Orlando-area motorcyclist was killed this week when a car pulled out in front of him. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the 55-year-old motorcyclist was driving his 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle south on Orlando’s Goldenrod Road. As he approached Pershing Avenue, a Toyota pickup truck making a U-turn pulled out in front of him. The motorcyclist crashed directly into the truck and died at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck, a 44-year-old female from Kissimmee, Florida, was taken to Florida Hospital East for treatment to minor injuries.
A crash that happened in Orange County on Thursday, June 28th, is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Initial reports on the incident state that the motorcycle accident occurred shortly after 9:00 in the morning and involved at least two vehicles: a 2012 Toyota Camry and a Yamaha motorcycle. The two vehicles were traveling down either Old Cheney Highway or Coletta Drive, and it was at the intersection of these two streets that the collision took place.
On the night of Wednesday, June 20th, two men were riding motorcycles along the northbound lanes of Minton Road when they approached the intersection of this road and Hield Road. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the two motorcyclists were riding at a normal speed at close to 10:00 in the evening. One of the riders was a 33-year-old (driving a 2008 Kawasaki), and the other was 24 (driving a 2003 Suzuki). Both were Palm Bay residents. Read the rest »
The Florida Highway Patrol released a statement earlier on Sunday, June 17th, about an incident that took place on Saturday, June 16th, in Santa Rosa County that resulted in the deaths of two motorists who were traveling down County Road 184, which is also known as Quintette Road. Read the rest »
A police officer working within Brevard County was on an official Brevard County Sheriff’s Office motorcycle on Thursday, May 10th, when he attempted to make a traffic stop. According to a report from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy was on duty and on patrol when he noticed a car behaving in a way that made him decide to pull the vehicle over. The report indicated that this happened somewhere along State Road 528, close to where this road intersects with Industry Road. Read the rest »
It was shortly before 3:30 in the afternoon on Friday, June 15th, when a motorcycle and a pickup truck were traveling down State Road 46 inside of Seminole County. At the time, the rain passing through the area was reaching a fairly high degree of intensity, making any driving difficult but riding a motorcycle particularly taxing. Nevertheless, the motorcyclist, a 68-year-old man from Deltona, was attempting to persevere through the storm, likely in an effort to make his way to shelter. Read the rest »
A 76-year-old man believed to be a resident of Port Orange was driving his motorcycle down the northbound lanes of Tomoka Farms Road on Saturday, June 9th, when an incident occurred that threw him from the vehicle and caused him to sustain fatal injuries. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol suggest that the crash took place around 10:00 in the morning, while many motorcyclists throughout Florida were enjoying the beautiful weather. Read the rest »
Drivers who regularly travel through a Lake County stretch of State Road 46 may or may not have noticed a new traffic light that lies at the intersection of SR 46 and SR 453. This light, which is supposed to increase the safety of the intersection and the area, was erected only recently, and many drivers who are used to traveling through the intersection without a traffic signal are complaining that the sudden emergence of a stop light will cause potential issues. Read the rest »
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol in Osceola County are in the process of investigating an incident that took place a week ago near Kissimmee that left one individual dead after his motorcycle collided with a residence located near the intersection of Salsona Avenue and West Virginia Drive. While many of the circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear, we do know that it was sometime during the morning of Sunday, March 25th, when a 30-year-old Kissimmee resident was riding a motorcycle down the southern lane of Salsona Avenue. Read the rest »
Early in the morning of Sunday, April 1st, a motorcyclist from Mount Dora was riding down the westbound lane of State Road 46 when he approached the intersection of State Road 46 and State Road 453. In front of the motorcyclist at this time was a Ford Fiesta being driven by a 33-year-old. Behind the motorcycle was a Ford SUV being driven by a 24-year-old individual from Sorrento. Read the rest »