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Sarasota, FL - Motorcyclist Killed in Accident on Bee Ridge Rd.

Sarasota, FL (April 7, 2023) - A Sarasota man lost his life in a motorcycle crash that took place earlier this week. The accident occurred around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5th.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to Bee Ridge Road at the intersection with Shade Avenue. According to a report from troopers, a 76-year-old Sarasota woman was driving an SUV on Bee Ridge Road. The woman tried to make a left turn onto Shade Avenue. However, she turned into the path of an oncoming motorcycle, causing a crash between the two vehicles. The 19-year-old motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and struck a crosswalk pole. He suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. The SUV driver sustained minor injuries. 

The victim has not been identified at this time. A crash investigation is ongoing.

There is no further information available. 

Motorcycle accidents in Florida account for a substantial number of injuries and fatalities in our state each year. According to statistics, motorcycle accidents represent approximately 20% of all traffic deaths that are recorded in Florida despite making up only 3% of all registered motor vehicles. The dangers of a Florida motorcycle accident are always present, and riders should use the highest level of care and caution to reduce their risk of being hurt in a crash.

Our condolences are with the victim's family in the aftermath of this fatal motorcycle crash in Sarasota.

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