Fatal Injuries Sustained by Motorcyclist in Lake County Crash
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.
The biker was a 23-year-old individual from the town of Minneola. They were on their motorcycle and traveling down the northern lanes of U.S. 27, closing in on the intersection of this road and Apshawa Road within Lake County. At this same time, a 47-year-old was traveling down the eastern lanes of Apshawa Road when they also reached the intersection.
It is believed that the driver of the car stopped at the intersection as required by either a stop sign or a stop light. After an unknown amount of time, the driver then continued through the intersection, pulling across the lanes of U.S. 27. While we don’t know if the motorcyclist was required to stop when they reached the intersection, it appears clear that they failed to do so. They then entered the intersection at approximately the same time as the car.
The driver of the motorcycle was unable to avoid the car after entering the intersection, and the front of the bike then struck the rear of the vehicle before either could stop or exit the intersection. The force of this collision caused the 23-year-old motorcyclist to be thrown from the vehicle and onto the roadway. It is not known if the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but it appears clear that the severity of the injuries sustained by the biker was extreme.
They were transported from the scene of the accident to a nearby hospital, with paramedics attending to them during the entire drive. When they arrived at the medical center, they were treated by emergency doctors, but the injuries they had sustained proved too severe for these professionals and the motorcyclist was declared dead sometime after arriving at the hospital.
The incident remains under investigation.
James O. Cunningham
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