Lake Placid, FL (January 6, 2020) - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Lake Placid on Monday, January 6th. The crash happened on County Road 621.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the motorcyclist struck a hog in the roadway and was thrown from his bike. As he was lying in the roadway, the biker was then struck by a car that fled the scene of the crash. The motorcyclist later died from his injuries. Police have not identified the victim at this time. There is no description of the suspect's vehicle.
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800.
Our condolences go out to the family of the motorcyclist following this deadly crash in Lake Placid.
Motorcycles account for about 15% of all fatal traffic accidents in Florida, despite the fact that they represent only about 3% of all registered motor vehicles. Drivers frequently fail to see or yield to motorcycles and the ensuing results can be catastrophic.
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