Brandon, FL (September 6, 2021) - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving a vehicle in Brandon on Sunday, September 5th. The crash took place around 3:25 p.m. on Interstate 75.
According to a report, a 63-year-old man from Riverview was traveling southbound on I-75 directly behind a car. The car was driven by a 52-year-old Riverview woman. For unknown reasons, the bumper fell off the car in front of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist struck the bumper and lost control before hitting a guardrail. Paramedics arrived at the scene and rushed the motorcyclist to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His name has not been released at this time.
Troopers are still investigating the collision. It is unclear whether any charges are expected. No further details are available.
Motorcycle crashes in Florida can be especially dangerous for victims. A motorcycle provides comparatively little protection in comparison to cars and other motor vehicles. This lack of protection often leads to serious crashes and major injuries or death. Each year, motorcycle accident deaths account for about 15% of all reported fatal traffic accidents in Florida.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim's family following this deadly motorcycle crash in Brandon.
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