Ocala, FL (January 16, 2020) - A motorcyclist died after colliding with a semi-truck in Ocala. The crash happened on Wednesday, January 15th around 2:00 p.m.
According to reports, a 40-year-old Ocala resident was driving a semi-truck. The truck was blocking the southbound lanes of US 441 after pulling out of a parking lot. At the same time, a 19-year-old man from Ocala was riding a motorcycle southbound on 441. The motorcyclist was unable to stop in time and collided with the rear-end of the semi-truck. Rescue workers declared the rider dead at the scene. His identity has not been released at this time. The driver of the truck was also not identified and no others were hurt.
An investigation remains ongoing.
Florida experiences approximately 10,000 motorcycle crashes every year. About 5% of all motorcycle accidents result in fatalities, usually for motorcycle drivers and passengers. More than 80% of these crashes will cause some sort of injury for motorcyclists. The rates of injury and death in motorcycle accidents far exceed those for accidents involving other types of vehicles. Although many motorcycle crashes involve innocent victims, they can take a tremendous toll on human life.
Our thoughts go out to the family of the victim in this Ocala motorcycle crash.
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