News: 18-year-old dies following Marion County motorcycle accident


MARION COUNTY, FL – A motorcycle accident in Marion County claimed the life of an area high school student, WGFL reports.

The crash happened on Northwest 100th Avenue last Tuesday morning at about 8:30 a.m.   According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an 18-year-old male was driving a motorcycle north and crossed paths with another vehicle as he merged into the southbound lane.

The motorcyclist was struck by the vehicle and was pronounced dead after being taken to UF Health Shands Hospital.  He was identified as James Wilkerson.

At the law firm of Whittel & Melton, our Marion County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys are here to help if you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle crash. We fight for the rights of motorcycle injury victims and will work hard to help you recover the full and fair financial compensation that you deserve.  We can be reached online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation.

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