Hillsborough County, FL (November 7, 2018) - A motorcyclist died following a crash that occurred on Gibsonton Road on Monday, November 5th.
65-year-old Charles Frietsch was riding his motorcycle near the intersection of Gibsonton and Park Place Avenue around 8:00 pm on Monday. A 2010 Chevy Camaro driven by 22-year-old Shawn Roach attempted to make a left turn from Gibsonton onto Park Place. As Frietsch attempted to proceed through the intersection, his motorcycle was struck by the Camaro.
Frietsch was thrown from his motorcycle in the collision. He was rushed to Tampa General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police said that both the failure to yield as well as speed were factors in the crash.
There is no word on whether Roach faces any charges.
Our condolences go out to the family of Charles Frietsch in this fatal motorcycle crash.
About 14% of all fatal traffic accidents involve motorcycles. Many traffic accidents, including fatal accidents, occur due to basic violations of traffic laws. In this case, the failure to yield contributed to the crash. Motorists must always remember to drive carefully and observe all traffic laws. A driver's negligence can change multiple lives in the blink of an eye.
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