Ocala, FL (June 8, 2021) - A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed following a crash on State Road 40 in Ocala. The accident happened just after 5:00 p.m. on State Road 40 near the intersection with State Road 19.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to troopers, the man was driving a 2006 Suzuki westbound on SR 40 when he drove through a curve and laid his bike down. The motorcycle was struck by a 2016 Dodge Ram that was pulling a trailer. The rider was ejected from his bike and died at the accident scene. His identity has not been released. The driver of the pickup, a 71-year-old man, and his 74-year-old passenger, sustained minor injuries.
A crash investigation is ongoing. There is no word on potential charges and no further information is available at this time.
Motorcycle crashes in Florida can result in very serious and catastrophic outcomes for both victims and their families. Although they only account for about 3% of all registered motor vehicles in our state, motorcycles also account for approximately 15% of all traffic fatalities. The dangers of riding a motorcycle cannot be understated as these crashes frequently leave family members without loved ones or cause long-term injuries for their victims.
Our condolences are with all affected by this fatal motorcycle crash in Ocala.
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