Motorcyclist Dies in New Year’s Eve Crash in Orange County
An investigation into a fatal motorcycle collision that took place on New Year’s Eve is being spearheaded by the Florida Highway Patrol. Reports that have emerged thus far regarding the incident state that the accident involved a 75-year-old individual inside of a Kia Soul and a 65-year-old who was driving a Kawasaki motorcycle.
It was just before 11:45 in the morning when Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to reports of an accident having taken place at the intersection of Curry Ford Road and Arbor View Boulevard. When they arrived, they found that the accident involved the two vehicles mentioned above: the motorcycle and the Kia Soul. After conducting an initial investigation and speaking to witnesses, the troopers reconstructed the accident as having taken place while the driver behind the wheel of the Kia Soul was trying to make a left turn from Arbor View Boulevard onto the northern lane Curry Ford Road.
At this same time, the motorcyclist was traveling down the southern lanes of Curry Ford Road. In order to reach the northern lane, the driver of the Kia Soul had to cross over the southern lanes of the same road. This meant that they were traveling directly in the path of the motorcycle. It is not yet known whether or not the driver of the Kia Soul saw the motorcyclist or if they were not at all aware of the presence of the other motorist. What is clear is that as the Kia Soul was traveling across the road they entered directly into the path of the motorcycle.
The 65-year-old aboard the Kawasaki either did not have enough time to avoid the Kia Soul or wasn’t aware of the presence of the car in their lane until it was too late. Subsequently, the Kawasaki struck the Kia Soul with considerable force, throwing the biker from their seat and onto the road.
Paramedics and EMTs rushed to the area to treat the individual, and he was taken from the crash site to Advent Health East. It was sometime after the biker was admitted to this medical institution that they were declared dead.
The driver of the Kia Soul was treated at the crash site for minor injuries.
Charges are currently pending the outcome of a full investigation.
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