Columbia County, FL (July 10, 2020) - A 76-year-old man from Lake City died in a motorcycle accident in Columbia County on Friday, July 10th. The accident happened around 11:45 a.m. at the intersection of SW Bascom Norris Drive and SW Mary Ethel Lane.
The Florida Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene in reference to the crash. Troopers say that the motorcyclist was nearing the intersection when he was struck by a sedan. The sedan driver failed to yield the right-of-way to the motorcycle before entering the intersection, resulting in the crash. The motorcyclist, who has not been identified, suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. The sedan driver has not been identified and there were no additional injuries reported.
No further details are available.
We would like to offer our condolences to the deceased victim's family following this accident in Columbia County.
In 2019, more than 3,000 individuals were tragically killed in crashes on Florida's roadways. About 500 of these victims were motorcycle riders. Motorcyclists frequently end up being injured in crashes that were not their fault. Drivers who fail to see motorcycles, fail to yield, or are otherwise distracted are frequent causes of the serious and fatal motorcycle accidents that take place regularly in Florida.
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