Lake County, FL (May 3, 2021) - Two motorcyclists died in a crash that took place in Lake County on Sunday, May 2nd. The collision happened on County Road 44A.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to a report from troopers, a 20-year-old male motorcyclist was traveling northbound on CR 44A when he traveled over the centerline and collided head-on with a second motorcycle driven by a 37-year-old man in the southbound lanes. Both men were ejected from their bikes and were pronounced dead at the crash scene. Their identities have not been released at this time. Police have not determined what caused the driver to cross into the opposite lane.
An investigation is ongoing. No additional information is available.
Motorcycle accidents in Florida claim the lives of about 500 people each year. Over 80% of all Florida motorcycle accidents will result in injuries of some description. Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable to being seriously injured or killed when they are involved in an accident. Motorcycles offer little protection from the force of a crash and even a single instance of negligent driving can place a motorcyclist in a perilous position.
We wish to offer our condolences to the family of the victims following this Lake County motorcycle crash.
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