News: Man, woman injured in collision between motorcycles on U.S. 19

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.

The driver of the Spyder, a 53-year-old Lindenhurst, New York man, and his passenger, a 50-year-old woman from New Port Richey, were taken to HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital. The man suffered incapacitating injuries while the woman’s injuries were not incapacitating, the FHP said.

The driver of the Harley-Davidson, a 59-year-old New Port Richey man, and his passenger, a 75-year-old New Port Richey woman, were not injured.

No citations were issued in the incident after state troopers noticed a mechanical failure in the Spyder.

At Whittel & Melton, we know just how devastating a motorcycle accident can be to victims and their families. While we cannot undo what has already been done, we do pride ourselves on being able to hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions and represent victims in their motorcycle accident personal injury or wrongful death claims. If you were injured in a motorcycle crash, you have our guarantee that our Citrus County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys will pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Contact us online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation.

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