Fort Myers, FL (April 11, 2021) - A 32-year-old motorcyclist from Lehigh Acres was killed in a crash that took place in Fort Myers on Saturday. The accident happened on Daniels Parkway near Riverside Center Court.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to a report from troopers, the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Daniels Parkway when he collided with a pickup truck in front of him. The driver of the pickup left the scene of the crash before police could arrive. The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and died at the accident scene. He has not been identified.
Troopers are searching for the truck, believed to be a 2014-2019 white Chevrolet Silverado. The truck is missing its right taillight.
Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
Motorcycle crashes in Florida account for about 20% of all traffic-related fatalities in our state. Motorcycles are extremely dangerous when riders are involved in accidents. According to statistics, about 80% of all Florida motorcycle accidents resulted in injuries. These numbers are far greater than crashes involving passenger cars and other larger vehicles.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this fatal motorcycle accident in Fort Myers.
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