Melrose, FL (October 8, 2018) - A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision on Saturday, October 6th. The crash happened at approximately 11:20 pm along County Road 21B in Bradford County.
Police say that 34-year-old Darius Donley was traveling northbound on CR 21B when he collided with a Toyota sedan traveling in the southbound lanes of the roadway. The driver of the sedan is identified as 33-year-old Joseph Gordon. Donley was ejected from his bike. He was rushed to Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
It is not clear at this time which vehicle crossed the center line resulting in this crash. There is no additional information available as an investigation into the collision is ongoing.
Over 14% of reported vehicle accident deaths occur in motorcycle crashes. This number is very high considering that only 3% of all registered vehicles are motorcycles and motorcycles account for less than .6% of all miles driven by motorists. The dangers or motorcycle riding simply cannot be understated.
In this crash, it is unclear who crossed the center line and caused the head-on collision. The answer to this question will be crucial as those affected move forward searching for answers to the crash.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida motorcycle accident attorneys know how a motorcycle accident can change lives in an instant. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash that was not your fault, we are here to help. We offer free consultations and are available 24/7 to speak with you. To talk with an attorney, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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