News: Motorcyclist, 84, killed in collision with car in Lake County


LAKE COUNTY, FL – A collision in Lake County on Monday afternoon claimed the life of an elderly motorcycle rider, WKMG reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the victim was an 84-year-old man from Leesburg.  The FHP’s investigation found that he was riding east on El Presidente Boulevard near U.S. Highway 27 at about 2:09 p.m.  The motorcyclist failed to stop for a stop sign while trying to make a left turn near the intersection, and entered the path of a Toyota Corolla heading south on U.S. Highway 27.

The front of the car collided with the left side of the bike.  The motorcyclist was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.  The driver of the Corolla, a 31-year-old woman from Georgia, was not injured.

The experienced team of Lake 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 involved in a motorcycle crash caused by another driver, contact us online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your options.

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