Sarasota, FL - 20-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Clark Rd. near Sawyer Rd.
Sarasota, FL (March 5, 2023) - Authorities in Sarasota were at the scene of a fatal crash involving a motorcycle on Saturday, March 4th. The accident occurred around 1:00 p.m. on Clark Road at the intersection with Sawyer Road.
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old Sarasota man was riding his motorcycle westbound on Clark Road, approaching the intersection with Sawyer Road. As he got to the intersection, an SUV turned into the path of his bike, causing a collision. The man was rushed to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The SUV driver, a 67-year-old Sarasota woman, sustained minor injuries.
No one involved in the crash has been identified at this time. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed.
Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation in Florida. With a year-round warm climate and an abundance of opportunities, it is quite routine to spot many motorcyclists out and about at any given time. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle also comes with risks. Although they make up only about 3% of all registered motor vehicles, motorcycle accidents account for about 20% of all traffic-related fatalities in Florida. Many of these collisions are caused by the other driver involved.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim's family in the aftermath of this fatal Sarasota motorcycle accident.
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