Manatee County, FL (February 3, 2021) - A 17-year-old boy from Bradenton is dead following a collision between a car and a motorcycle in Manatee County. The crash happened around 12:50 p.m. at the intersection of 63rd Avenue West and Hawaiian Drive.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 75-year-old woman from Arizona was traveling northbound on Hawaiin Drive near the intersection with 63rd Avenue when she tried to make a left turn onto 63rd. The woman turned into the path of a motorcycle that was traveling eastbound and the two vehicles collided with one another. The Manatee County EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the teenage motorcyclist dead as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. The woman was not hurt.
Troopers are still investigating the accident. There is no word on charges at this time.
No further information is available.
Motorcycles are a common form of transportation in Florida. Many people enjoy riding motorcycles year-round in our state. With a warm climate, it is possible to ride a motorcycle at almost any time. Motorcyclists must remember the dangers of riding. According to statistics, nearly 15% of all reported fatal accidents in our state involve motorcycles. A Florida motorcycle crash can certainly result in devastating and life-threatening injuries in an instant.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this motorcycle accident in Manatee County.
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