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SUMTER COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a motorcycle and a pickup truck were involved in a fatal collision in Sumter County on Tuesday night.

WKMG reports the accident took place in the area of County Road 466 and County Road 223 at about 8:30 p.m.   According to the FHP, the driver of a pickup truck going west on County Road 466 made a left turn and entered the path of a motorcycle, causing the motorcycle to strike the front right side of the pickup.

The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead after being transported to an area hospital.  Troopers said the victim was a 44-year-old man from Wildwood.  The driver of the pickup truck, a 42-year-old Wildwood man, sustained minor injuries.

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – A motorcyclist died following an accident on Ayers Road in Hernando County late Wednesday night.

According to the Tampa Free Press, the victim was a 41-year-old man from Brookville.  The Florida Highway Patrol said the rider was heading east near Trillium Boulevard when he lost control while negotiating a curve in the roadway at about 10:50 p.m.

The motorcycle entered the grass median and then overturned, state troopers said.  The rider was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene.

LADY LAKE, FL – Police in Lady Lake were at the scene of a crash that critically injured a motorcycle rider Sunday morning.

The Villages-News reports the accident took place at the intersection of County Road 466 and Rolling Acres Road at about 11 a.m.

According to investigators, the driver of an SUV going east on County Road 466 made a left turn onto Rolling Acres Road and entered the path of a motorcyclist who was driving west on County Road 466.

CRYSTAL RIVER, FL – A man is facing charges following a road rage crash in Crystal River that left a motorcyclist critically injured.

WFTS reports 25-year-old Kristopher Alan Hite is charged with attempted vehicular homicide and child neglect.  The incident took place July 28, when investigators said Hite got into an argument with the motorcyclist at a stoplight on North Suncoast Boulevard.

The sheriff’s office said both drivers were speeding when Hite saw the motorcycle rider approaching from behind, then swerved into the right lane and intentionally hit the victim.  The impact caused the motorcycle and the rider to flip into the air.  The motorcyclist is now on life support due to the injuries suffered.

PALM HARBOR, FL – A man died after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car in Palm Harbor last week, reports WTSP.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the motorcyclist was riding north on U.S. 19 Wednesday when the accident occurred at about 8:45 p.m.

State troopers said the motorcycle rider was trying to pass a northbound sedan near Pine Ridge Way when the bike crashed into the back of the car.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – State troopers said an elderly man died after his motorcycle was involved in an accident in Sumter County.

According to a report by the Villages-News, the accident happened Saturday morning in the area of County Road 673 and County Road 683D in Bushnell.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the 80-year-old motorcyclist was riding near the Sumter Oaks Escapees RV Park at about 7:25 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the roadway, causing the motorcycle to overturn.

CITRUS COUNTY, FL – Two people were injured in a collision involving two motorcycles in Citrus County on Sunday morning, state troopers said.

According to the Citrus Chronicle, the crash occurred on U.S. 19 near West Ponce De Leon Boulevard near the Hernando County border at about 11:35 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a man driving northbound on a Spyder motorcycle veered between lanes before crashing into the back of a Harley Davidson Tristar motorcycle also going north, causing the Spyder to overturn.  Witnesses had seen the Spyder driver trying to avoid debris in the roadway.

BROOKSVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a man was killed when his motorcycle crashed Sunday morning on Powell Road in Hernando County, according to WTSP.

State troopers said the victim was going west near Falcon Ridge Trail in Brooksville when he drove off the road shortly before 10:40 p.m.  The motorcycle overturned and slammed into a fence.

The rider, a 60-year-old man from Spring Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not released.

LAKE COUNTY, FL – A man died in a motorcycle accident in Lake County on Saturday morning, state troopers said.

According to the Leesburg News, the accident happened on County Road 450 near West 9th Avenue in Umatilla at 10:41 a.m. The Florida Highway Patrol said a 64-year-old man was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle when he was unable to negotiate a left curve.

The motorcycle went off the roadway and overturned on the grass shoulder of the roadway.  The motorcycle rider, a resident of Deland, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet, investigators said.

INVERNESS, FL – State troopers said a suspected drunk driver was involved in an accident in Citrus County that injured two people, WTVT reports.

The two victims were on a motorcycle on US 41 in Inverness Saturday night when the crash occurred near East Tower Road at about 10:40 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a man driving under the influence was attempting to make a left turn into a parking lot from the highway when he entered the path of the motorcycle.  The vehicles collided and a 37-year-old man and 35-year-old woman were thrown from the motorcycle onto the roadway.  Both were seriously injured.

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