LEESBURG, FL – State troopers said a motorcyclist died after a collision in Leesburg, and a woman who stopped to help was injured in a separate crash.
The Leesburg-News reports the initial incident took place on County Road 473 near California Street shortly before 10:30 Oct. 1. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a pickup truck was turning left into a gas station when he entered the path of a Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle, resulting in a collision. The motorcycle rider, a 57-year-old Leesburg man, was ejected from his bike and pronounced dead at the scene.
A woman driving by the scene got out of her car to try and assist the motorcyclist, the FHP said. At that point another woman driving a Buick Century north on County Road 473 struck the motorcycle, which was pushed into both the motorcyclist and the woman attempting to help.
The Good Samaritan, a 51-year-old woman from Leesburg, was seriously injured and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.
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