Hudson, FL (July 19, 2020) - A 61-year-old man was killed following a motorcycle accident in Pasco County on Sunday, July 19th. The accident was reported around 10:30 p.m. in the outside lanes of US 19 northbound.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the unidentified motorcyclist was riding his bike northbound when he struck a pickup truck that was stationary in the northbound lanes of the roadway. The motorcyclist was ejected from his bike and thrown into the pickup truck. Rescue workers arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene from his injuries. The 19-year-old female pickup truck driver was not hurt in the crash.
The FHP is still investigating the crash. No further details are available.
Motorcycle accidents in Florida frequently result in serious and tragic outcomes as we see in this Hudson motorcycle crash. The most recent statistics indicate that over 80 percent of all Florida motorcycle accidents result in injury with more than 500 motorcycle riders killed in our state every year. Motorcycle fatalities account for about 15 percent of all traffic-related deaths on Florida's roadways every year.
We wish to offer our condolences to the victim's family following this tragic crash.
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