Hillsborough County, FL (November 6, 2019) - The victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Tampa has been identified. The crash took place on the Dale Mabry Highway on Monday, November 4th.
According to troopers, 31-year-old Eric Frisco Diaz was riding a 2018 Suzuki motorcycle in the 7800 block of Dale Mabry Highway around 1:30 p.m. As Diaz proceeded, a 2013 Toyota Rav4 pulled directly into his path, causing a collision. The two vehicles collided with one another. Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, 78-year-old Caridad S. Lopez, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Charges are pending against Lopez at this time. No further word is available on the crash.
Motorcycle accidents are among the most dangerous and deadly crashes that take place in Florida. While motorcycles are enjoyed by many, a crash can certainly have life-altering consequences. In our state, motorcycles make up about 3% of all registered motor vehicles yet they account for approximately 15% of all fatal traffic accidents.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the victim’s family during this extremely difficult time.
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