Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Altoona


A 23-year-old man died after losing control of his motorcycle at about 7:05 p.m. Sunday night at County Road 42 and Rea Way in Altoona.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the St. Augustine man was traveling westbound on CR-42 at a high rate of speed on his 2015 Yamaha.

According to the report, when he entered a curve in the road, he lost control and struck a power pole.

The man was transported to Florida Hospital Waterman, where he later died.

The driver was wearing a helmet. Police are looking into whether alcohol was a factor.

Troopers said the crash is still currently under investigation.

Speeding, alcohol, or drug use, as well as disobeying traffic laws greatly increases the chances of a serious accident. While most bikers take precautions to avoid accidents, all too often other driver’s mistakes lead to unfortunate collisions. Even when all safety measures have been observed, there is no way to eliminate the risk, even for the most skilled motorcyclists.

Any motorcyclist who has been involved in a Florida wreck and sustained any type of injury should consult with a Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton. You deserve to be fully compensated for injuries caused by another motorist. Families who have lost a loved one may be able to seek compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. We realize that these are tragic situations and are extremely difficult for everyone involved.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident and you need help figuring out what to do next, please call a Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online. We provide free consultations and can arrange to meet you at the hospital or your home if you cannot make it into our offices.

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