Hillsborough County, FL (July 9, 2020) - An 18-year-old motorcyclist was injured in a crash that occurred in Hillsborough County on Wednesday, July 8th. The collision was reported on W. Hillsborough Avenue near Hoover Boulevard just after 9:00 a.m.
According to reports, a 27-year-old man from Reddick was driving a sedan when he attempted to make a U-turn on Hillsborough. As he turned, the sedan drove into the path of a motorcycle that was traveling westbound on the same roadway. The two vehicles collided, pushing the motorcyclist into a third vehicle driven by a 41-year-old man from Tampa. The teenage motorcyclist was taken to a hospital where he was treated for serious injuries. No other injuries were reported in the accident.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating and there is no information on whether charges are expected.
Florida is home to many motorcyclists. With a temperate climate, it is possible to enjoy riding a motorcycle on a year-round basis in our state. While motorcycle riding can be fun and enjoyable, it is not without risks. Each year, over 80% of motorcycle crashes end up with injuries for the rider. Motorcycle accidents account for 15% of annual fatalities in Florida traffic accidents. In cases where the motorcyclist survives the crash, they are often faced with devastating injuries that can take a long time to heal and involve substantial medical treatment.
We extend our thoughts and best wishes for a speedy recovery to the motorcyclist who was injured in this crash.
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