ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a motorcycle rider was killed in an accident in Alachua County early Sunday morning.
According to WGFL, state troopers were dispatched to the scene on State Road 235 near Northwest 40th Terrace at about 5:45 a.m. Their investigation determined that the motorcyclist was heading west when he struck a deer in the road and was thrown from his bike.
The rider landed in the roadway and was struck by a westbound pickup truck. The motorcyclist, a 57-year-old man from Starke, was pronounced dead at the scene. The man driving the pickup truck was not hurt.
At Whittel & Melton, our Alachua County motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help injured riders and their families understand their legal options and how to proceed after a devastating motorcycle accident. We offer completely free and confidential case evaluations so that you can fully understand what to expect from your motorcycle accident claim. Contact Whittel & Melton today at 866-608-5529 to get started.