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MARION COUNTY, FL – An accident in Marion County on Monday afternoon left a motorcyclist dead, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A report by the Ocala News said the accident happened as the motorcyclist was driving along Interstate 75 shortly before 5 p.m.  State troopers said the man was going at a high rate of speed near mile marker 372 when he collided with the back of a sedan and lost control of the bike.

The motorcyclist, a 36-year-old Reddick man, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the sedan, a 20-year-old man from Fort Myers, was not injured.


DUNNELLON, FL –  The Florida Highway Patrol said a motorcycle accident in Marion County Sunday night left one person dead and another injured.

A report by WKMG states that the crash occurred on County Road 484 near San Miguel Boulevard in Dunnellon.

An investigation by the FHP indicated that a motorcyclist braked hard while headed east on County Road 484 at about 9:20 p.m, causing the bike to skid and overturn. The man operating the motorcycle and a female passenger were both ejected.  The man, age 61, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The 54-year-old passenger was critically injured and transported to HCA Florida Ocala Hospital.  Both were Illinois residents.


OCALA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a man died after being involved in a motorcycle accident in northeast Ocala last week, reports.

The motorcyclist was riding eastbound on State Road 326 on the  morning of May 17 when the incident occurred at about 10:55 a.m.  According to the FHP, the driver of a pickup truck was going north on NE 25th Avenue and as he approached the stop sign at the intersection he failed to observe the oncoming motorcycle.

The investigation indicated that the pickup truck entered the path of the motorcycle and the bike hit the rear of the pickup.  The motorcycle overturned and the rider, a 66-year-old Ocklawaha man, was ejected.  The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Sunday.


GAINESVILLE, FL – Police in Gainesville said a vehicle and a motorcycle were involved in a fatal collision last week.

The Gainesville Sun reports the incident happened in the area of Southwest 13th Street and Southwest 14th Street Tuesday night at about 11:30 p.m.

An investigation by the Gainesville Police Department found that a vehicle was heading north on Southwest 13th Street and attempted a left hand turn.  The vehicle entered the path of a southbound motorcycle, which hit the back of the vehicle.  The motorcyclist was ejected and the bike caught fire.


PASCO COUNTY, FL –  A motorcycle and a sedan were involved in a deadly collision on Saturday afternoon in Pasco County, reports WFLA.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a man was riding a motorcycle south on US-19 in Hudson at about 3 p.m. when he crossed over the center median and collided head-on with a sedan.

The motorcycle rider, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was a 59-year-old Seminole man whose name was not released.  The driver of the sedan, a 22-year-old Spring Hill woman, was not injured.  The FHP is investigating the crash, which shut down US-19 northbound.


BELLEVIEW, FL – One man was killed and another injured when their motorcycles collided in Marion County Saturday night.

According to a report by WKMG, the two motorcyclists were both headed south on SE 100th Avenue near Belleview at 11:50 p.m.  The Florida Highway Patrol said one of the riders approached the other that was going more slowly and struck the bike from behind, causing both motorcycles to overturn.

The first motorcyclist, a 63-year-old Weirsdale man, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other rider, a 55-year-old Summerfield man, was seriously injured and taken to a hospital.


GAINESVILLE, FL – A motorcycle and a box truck were involved in a deadly collision in Gainesville on Monday morning, WGLF reports.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Northwest 39th Avenue and Northwest 97th Boulevard at about 8:45 a.m.  An investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol indicated that the driver of the box truck was going west on Northwest 39th Avenue and attempted to make a left turn at the intersection.

It was at that point that the motorcyclist, going east on Northwest 39th Avenue, slammed into the back of the box truck.


ALACHUA, FL – A teenager was killed when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Alachua Sunday night, according to WGFL.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene on West State Road 235 near County Road 237 at about 8:30 p.m.

The FHP said the 18-year-old victim was riding his motorcycle west on West State Road 235 when he was hit at the intersection with County Road 237 by a northbound pickup truck hauling a trailer.


SEMINOLE, FL – The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly motorcycle accident that occurred in Seminole last week, reports WFLA.

The crash happened late Tuesday night in the vicinity of Seminole Boulevard and Bay Pines Boulevard near the Tom Stuart Causeway.

Investigators said the driver of a Yamaha V-Star motorcycle was going south on Seminole Boulevard at a high rate of speed at about 11 p.m.  The motorcycle hit a guardrail and the rider was thrown from his bike.


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a motorcycle rider was killed in an accident in Alachua County early Sunday morning.

According to WGFL, state troopers were dispatched to the scene on State Road 235 near Northwest 40th Terrace at about 5:45 a.m.  Their investigation determined that the motorcyclist was heading west when he struck a deer in the road and was thrown from his bike.

The rider landed in the roadway and was struck by a westbound pickup truck.  The motorcyclist, a 57-year-old man from Starke, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The man driving the pickup truck was not hurt.

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