News: Motorcyclist, 56, killed in collision with pickup truck near Hernando County waste station


HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – State troopers were called to the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident in Hernando County on Saturday afternoon.

Pasco News Online reports the incident occurred at the Hernando County Solid Waste Station on Cortez Boulevard.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s investigation, the driver of a GMC 2500 pickup truck was exiting the waste station and failed to yield to a Yamaha motorcycle heading east on State Road 50.  When the pickup turned left in front of the motorcycle, the vehicles collided.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.  The victim was a 56-year-old man from Dade City, the FHP said.  The pickup truck driver, a 67-year-old man from Webster, was not injured.

At the law firm of Whittel & Melton, our experienced Hernando County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys are here to help in the event you or a loved one have been the victim of a motorcycle crash. We will fight on your behalf to secure compensation for your accident-related expenses. We can be reached online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation where we can review your legal options.

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