Bradford County, FL (October 10, 2020) - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Bradford County on Friday. The crash happened on US 301 near the US 301 Alternate.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol, along with rescue workers, were called to the scene of the crash shortly after it occurred. According to a report, the motorcyclist was riding in the turn lane of US 301 when he merged into the travel lane and was hit by an oncoming semi-truck. Police say that the motorcyclist was killed at the crash scene. His identity has not been revealed at this time. The truck driver did not suffer any injuries in the crash.
An investigation is ongoing at this time.
Approximately 500 people are killed each year due to Florida motorcycle accidents. The rates of death and serious injury are much higher for motorcycles compared to crashes involving other types of vehicles. Motorcycles offer very little protection from the force of a collision and many motorcycle accidents in Florida take place at high speeds, thus increasing the force of the crash.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this tragic motorcycle accident in Bradford County.
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