Clay County, FL (May 27, 2019) - A 67-year-old man from Middleburg is dead after a car crashed into his motorcycle on Sunday, May 26th. The crash happened on State Road 16, near County Road 315.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol report that Peter Barton was riding a motorcycle westbound on SR 16 when he was struck by a Hyundai Elantra that was traveling in the eastbound lanes and attempting to make a left turn in front of him. The driver of the car failed to yield and struck Barton's motorcycle. Barton, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead from his injuries. The driver of the vehicle and a passenger were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
Charges are pending against the driver for their role in the crash.
Motorcycles can be a very dangerous and deadly form of transportation. While they only account for about 3% of all registered motor vehicles, motorcycles also are responsible for approximately 14% of all traffic accidents. Motorcycle accidents remain the deadliest in our state as more people die on motorcycles than any other type of vehicle in Florida. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Peter Barton who lost his life in this tragic crash.
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