37-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed During Accident with Speeding Motorcycle in Orlando
Authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) operating within Orange County have opened a formal investigation into the death of a 37-year-old female bicycle rider who suffered fatal injuries on September 26, 2021, after she was struck by a motorcyclist while attempting to cross Colonial Drive in Orlando.
According to preliminary collision reports from the responding officers with the Florida Highway Patrol, it was shortly before 3 p.m. this past Sunday afternoon when a 37-year-old female resident of Christmas was standing at the intersection of Avalon Parkway and Colonial Drive, waiting for her turn to cross the typically busy roadway. At this same time, a 26-year-old man from Orlando was driving a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle eastbound down Colonial Drive while racing another motorist in a white BMW. As the biker approached the street’s intersection with Avalon Parkway, the motorcycle crashed into the bicyclist at a high rate of speed which caused both of them to be violently thrown onto the surrounding pavement.
Orange County emergency response teams and authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol were immediately dispatched to the scene of the severe auto accident to find the 37-year-old female and 26-year-old male suffering from serious life-threatening injuries. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for additional medical treatment, however, the trauma to the woman’s body proved to be more than she could handle, and she passed away soon after arrival. It is unknown at this time what condition the motorcyclist is currently in, but deputies with the FHP indicated that he was not wearing a helmet when the deadly collision occurred.
The driver of the white BMW who was racing the Suzuki motorcycle at the time of the accident did not remain at the scene, and officers with the Florida Highway Patrol are still searching for this individual, according to department spokesperson Lt. Kim Montes. If you have any relevant information regarding this person or their vehicle, it is asked that you please contact your local police branch or the Florida Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).
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