News: Collision on State Road 56 in Pasco County leaves 2 dead, 4 injured


WESLEY CHAPEL, FL – A collision on State Road 56 in Pasco County on Saturday afternoon left two people dead and four others injured, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

The accident happened at the intersection of State Road 56 and Piazza Avenue in Wesley Chapel at about 3 p.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of an eastbound Nissan Altima made a left turn and entered the path of a Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle.  The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man from Tampa, struck the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The FHP said he had been traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the wreck.

A passenger in the Nissan, a 36-year-old woman from Fitzgerald, Georgia, died after being transported to an area hospital.  The driver of the Nissan, a 32-year-old woman from Wesley Chapel, and three adult passengers in her car sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

The team of Pasco County motorcycle accident attorneys at the law firm of Whittel & Melton help the victims of motorcycle accidents and other personal injuries receive the fair compensation they’re owed from responsible parties.  So if you or a loved one have been the victim of a motorcycle crash, we can evaluate your case and help you explore your legal options. Contact us at 866-608-5529 or through our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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