Naples, FL (January 11, 2021) - A 29-year-old man from Naples was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident on Monday in East Naples. The crash happened on Palm Street at the intersection with Grouper Drive.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to a report from police, the man was traveling northbound on Palm Street. At the same time, a 73-year-old man from West Roxbury, MA was traveling southbound on Palm Street. The 73-year-old man attempted a left turn onto Grouper and collided with the motorcyclist. The rider was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Troopers cited the 73-year-old man for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
An investigation is ongoing. There is no further information available at this time.
Florida is home to many motorcyclists. With a temperate climate, it is possible to enjoy riding a motorcycle on a year-round basis in our state. While motorcycle riding can be fun and enjoyable, it is not without risks. Each year, over 80% of motorcycle crashes end up with injuries for the rider. Motorcycle accidents account for 15% of annual fatalities in Florida traffic accidents. In cases where the motorcyclist survives the crash, they are often faced with devastating injuries that can take a long time to heal and involve substantial medical treatment.
We extend our thoughts and best wishes for a speedy recovery to the motorcyclist who was injured in this crash in Naples.
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