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OCALA, FL – One person was killed and another injured in a collision at an intersection in Ocala early Sunday morning, police said.

In a post on Facebook, the Ocala Police Department said the crash occurred in the vicinity of SW College Road and SW 17th Street at about 1:37 a.m.  An investigation indicated that the driver of an Audi was headed west on SW State Road 200 and trying to turn left onto SW 17th Street on an unprotected green light.

At the same time, the operator of a Harley Davidson was heading east in the inside lane of SW SR-200 and entering the intersection on a solid green light.  As the Audi turned, it entered the path of the motorcycle and the vehicles collided.  The motorcyclist, an 18-year-old Dunnellon man, was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was wearing a helmet at the time, police said.


HUDSON, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol has released details of a fatal motorcycle accident in Pasco County, WFTS reports.

The crash, involving a motorcycle and another vehicle, occurred at an intersection in Hudson on Saturday afternoon.

According to the FHP, the rider of a Harley Davidson motorcycle was going north on Woodbine Drive behind a GMC Sierra that was towing a boat.  When the GMC driver tried to turn left at the intersection with Powderhorn Row, the motorcyclist tried to pass the vehicle and collided with it.


May is Motorcycle Safety Month, a time dedicated to promoting the safety and awareness of motorcycle riders on our roads.

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Motorcycle crash statistics in Florida paint a concerning picture of the risks involved for motorcyclists in the state. Here is an overview of recent data and trends:



PASCO COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a van and a motorcycle were involved in a deadly crash in Pasco County Friday night.

A report by WFLA states the accident happened on US-41 near Five Palms Lane at about 10:10 p.m.  The FHP’s investigation found that a 40-year-old man from Hudson was driving an Oldsmobile van southbound on U.S. 41, and made a left turn at a private driveway.

The van turned in front of a Yamaha motorcycle going north on US-41, resulting in a collision.  THe operator of the motorcycle, a 25-year-old man from Spring Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene.


PASCO COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a collision in Pasco County Tuesday evening that left a motorcyclist dead.

According to Pasco News Online, the driver of a Mazda CX-5 was headed east on Tower Road and failed to yield to a southbound Suzuki motorcycle at the intersection with US-41.  The Mazda turned left into the path of the motorcycle, resulting in a collision.

The motorcyclist, a 21-year-old man from Spring Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The Mazda driver, a 70-year-old Land O’Lakes woman, was not injured.


PASCO COUNTY, FL – A motorcycle and a garbage truck were involved in a fatal crash in Pasco County Monday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to a report by Pasco News Online, the collision took place in the area of State Road 54 and Monmouth Drive.  The FHP said the driver of a westbound Waste Management garbage truck was trying to make a turn from SR-54 onto Monmouth Drive and crashed into an eastbound motorcycle.

The motorcycle rider died at the scene.  He was a 51-year-old man from Lutz, authorities said.  The truck driver, a 35-year-old resident of Spring Hill, was not injured.


LAND O’LAKES, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Pasco County on Sunday morning.

Pasco News Online reports the accident happened on Ehren Cutoff near Tower Road in Land O’Lakes.  According to state troopers, a 35-year-old Tampa man was going over the speed limit while riding south on a Yamaha motorcycle and lost control of the bike.

The motorcycle went off the road and hit a utility pole on the shoulder.  The rider, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.


MARION COUNTY, FL – A crash involving an SUV and a motorcycle left two people dead on Friday night, WKMG reported.

The vehicles collided in the area of State Road 25 and SE 104th Trail at about 1o p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP said the driver of the SUV was turning left at the intersection but did not check for traffic and crashed into a motorcycle heading east on SR-25.  A 25-year-old man and 22-year-old woman on the motorcycle were ejected from the bike, and both died at the scene.


CITRUS COUNTY, FL – A motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office vehicle on Wednesday morning, according to the Citrus County Chronicle.

The rider was part of an escort brigade for the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Procession.  The incident happened as the brigade was heading towards a Harley Davidson facility on U.S. 19/98 in Homosassa Springs.

The sheriff’s office said that as the escort reached West Homosassa Trail in Lecanto at about 9:45 a.m., one of the motorcyclists hit a Public Service Officer vehicle with the sheriff’s office.


ODESSA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a man riding a motorcycle was killed in a collision in Pasco County on Tuesday night.

The Tampa Free Press reports the incident occurred at the intersection of State Road 54 and Fencepost Drive at about 9 p.m.

The FHP’s investigation determined that the operator of a Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on SR-54 when he stopped at Fencepost Drive for an oncoming fire truck that was responding to a service call.

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