North Fort Myers, FL (April 4, 2021) - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with an SUV in North Fort Myers on Sunday. The collision was reported around 12:45 a.m. on U.S. Highway 41 near N. Cleveland Avenue.
According to police, an SUV was traveling on U.S. 41 when the driver tried to make a left turn. The vehicle turned into the path of an oncoming motorcycle and the two vehicles collided with one another. The motorcyclist, a 51-year-old man from Venice. was thrown from his bike. He died at the crash scene. The SUV driver was not injured. The motorcyclist has not been identified at this time.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. No additional information is available at this time.
More than 500 people are killed annually in Florida motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle riders are continued vulnerable road users by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Approximately 80% of all motorcycle accidents in Florida will result in injuries and a large number will also result in the death of the rider.
Our condolences are with the victim's family following this tragic motorcycle crash in North Fort Myers.
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