According to officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a 58-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run collision with another vehicle along U.S. Highway 27 on November 14th, 2020. Their incident reports indicate that the suspect who allegedly caused the fatal motorcycle accident has since been arrested and charged with one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving death and one count of operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license.
On October 22nd, 2020, Brevard County Fire Rescue teams and officers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a fatal motorcycle accident which killed one biker and severely injured another. Preliminary reports from the incident have determined that both motorcyclists were driving erratically at an incredibly high rate of speed before crashing into the side of an oncoming vehicle near Catalina Isle Drive and Courtenay Parkway in Merritt Island.
According to preliminary investigations from troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol operating within Orange County, a 27-year-old Orlando motorcyclist was killed on Friday, October 16th, 2020, after being involved in a hit-and-run collision with two other vehicles close to the intersection of Lake Pickett Road and Percival Road.
According to preliminary incident reports retrieved from the Florida Highway Patrol and local news outlets, a 45-year-old Dunnellon motorcyclist was killed during the early morning hours of October 9th, 2020, after he was involved in an unavoidable fatal collision with a dump truck which was maneuvering a U-turn along State Road 40 close to Ocala in Marion County.
Officers working within Osceola County were among the first to respond to an early morning crash involving a motorcycle and a sedan on Wednesday, September 9th. The incident remains under investigation at the time of this writing, but the many of the details relating to the incident were included in preliminary reports from emergency response crews.
An afternoon crash between a pickup truck and a motorcycle resulted in the death of one person during the middle of September. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing, and initial reports on the events were issued by members of the Florida Highway Patrol working within Volusia County. According to their reports, it was shortly before 3:00 in the afternoon that a 23-year-old was riding a motorcycle down the southern lanes of U.S. 17. At this same time, a person who was not named or described was behind the wheel of a pickup truck. They were also traveling down the southbound lanes of U.S. 17.
A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Transportation issued a statement towards the end of July relating to the death of a motorcyclist who was involved in an accident that took place within Lake County. The reports say that the incident happened shortly after 8:00 at night on Wednesday, July 22nd and involved a single car as well as the motorcyclist mentioned above.
It was shortly before ten in the morning on July 30th, 2020, when officers with the Florida Highway Patrol started to receive calls referencing a potentially fatal motorcycle accident that had just occurred inside Brevard County. Preliminary reports from the scene indicate that another vehicle in the area had unexpectedly pulled out in front of the 64-year-old biker, causing the deadly side-impact collision.
It was on the morning of Tuesday, June 9th, that 63-year-old Lakeland resident climbed aboard their motorcycle and began to pull out of their garage. According to reports from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the individual had only recently purchased the motorcycle after having spent many years without driving one. It is not clear when exactly the motorcycle was purchased, and it is also not clear if the 63-year-old had driven the bike after purchasing it or if this was the new owner’s inaugural ride.
Officers with the Ormond Beach Police Department are among those investigating a fatal accident involving a motorcycle that took place within the city on the afternoon of Saturday, May 23rd. The reports that we currently possess come from this department and indicate that the accident involved only two vehicles. One of these vehicles was the above-mentioned motorcycle. The second was a parked car that was sitting in the lot of the Piranha Grille, a popular restaurant for tourists located within the area.