Colonial Drive motorcycle accident
A motorcyclist was killed Monday after colliding with a truck on Colonial Drive. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the early morning crash happened near the intersection of Colonial Drive and State Road 417. A pickup truck, being driven by a 45-year-old male, was traveling north on the SR-417 exit ramp. As he approached the intersection with Colonial Drive, he attempted to make a left turn. At the same time, a motorcyclist entered the intersection in front of the pickup, at which point it was hit from the side.
Shortly before 3:40pm on Saturday, two vehicles, a pickup truck and a motorcycle were driving down Colonial Drive’s left lane when they collided. According to the report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened near to where State Road 50 and Saint Nicholas Avenue intersect. The report goes on to say that the motorcyclist was attempting to slow down before driving into a break in the median—probably attempting to turn around or to cross the road into a shopping center—when the accident occurred. Witnesses to the scene state that when the motorcyclist slowed down the pickup kept driving forwards at its current speed. This caused the front of the pickup to collide with the rear of the motorcycle.
An Orlando man was struck and killed recently in a collision between his motorcycle and a van in east Orange County. Florida Highway Patrol troopers reported that the accident occurred on Colonial Drive near Forsyth Road around 3 a.m. one recent morning. They say that the 25-year-old victim was traveling west on Colonial Drive when his motorcycle was struck on the side by a van driven by a 26-year-old man, also from Orlando.