Dirt Bike Rider Killed in Orange County Crash with Ford
Officers with the Florida Highway Patrol within Orange County were among the first responders to a fatal accident that occurred between a 2007 Ford four-door and a Kawasaki dirt bike. At the time of this writing, it is not believed that any charges are pending against any of the individuals involved in the accident.
It was close to 9:30 on the evening of Sunday, July 7th, when police within Orange County first received reports of the accident. Witnesses told the officers that the accident had taken place at the intersection of Narcoossee Road and Eagle Creek Court and that it resulted when the person driving the dirt bike attempted to turn across Narcoossee Road.
The rider of the dirt bike, a 37-year-old from Orlando, was traveling down the northern lanes of Narcoossee Road shortly before the crash took place. It was reported that the bike in which the individual was riding does not feature headlights, meaning that they were almost completely invisible as they made their way down the darkening roadway. It was also reported that the individual riding the dirt bike was not wearing a helmet.
We do not know what exactly happened to cause the rider of the dirt bike to feel that it was a safe time to try and cross the road, but as this person reached the intersection of Narcoossee and Eagle Creek Court they decided to try and turn across the southbound lanes of Narcoossee and onto the intersecting road. Their trajectory took them directly into the path of the Ford, which was being driven by a 65-year-old man from St. Cloud.
The Ford struck the Kawasaki with considerable force, enough to throw the dirt bike rider off their vehicle and onto the roadway. When paramedics and EMTs reached the scene, they did what they could to assist the badly injured biker, who was still alive. They were transported from the scene of the accident to Osceola Regional Medical Center for advanced treatment, and it was there that they were ultimately pronounced dead.
It is not known if the driver of the Ford suffered from any injuries as a result of the crash.
James O. Cunningham
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