News: Motorcyclist who yielded for fire truck fatally struck by car on SR-54


ODESSA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a man riding a motorcycle was killed in a collision in Pasco County on Tuesday night.

The Tampa Free Press reports the incident occurred at the intersection of State Road 54 and Fencepost Drive at about 9 p.m.

The FHP’s investigation determined that the operator of a Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on SR-54 when he stopped at Fencepost Drive for an oncoming fire truck that was responding to a service call.

The driver of a Hyundai G80 failed to stop and struck the motorcycle from behind. The motorcyclist, a 54-year-old man from New Port Richey, died at the scene.  The Hyundai driver was a 78-year-old New Port Richey man.

At Whittel & Melton, our experienced team of Pasco County motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help injured motorcyclists and their passengers throughout Pasco County recover full and fair compensation for their pain and suffering as well as other damages related to their accident.  Contact us at 866-608-5529 or through our online contact form to schedule a free consultation if you or a loved one have been the victim of a motorcycle crash.

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