Ocala, FL (September 7, 2020) - A motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash that took place on Sunday in Ocala. The collision was reported around 3:20 p.m. on North Pine Avenue at the intersection with Northwest 22nd Street.
According to Ocala Fire Rescue Spokeswoman Ashley Lopez, a motorcycle and a car were involved in a crash at the intersection. When rescue crews arrived, they located five people at the scene. Four were occupants of the vehicle and one person was on the motorcycle. The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital as a trauma alert. There were no additional injuries reported in the crash. At this time, it is not clear how the accident took place.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time. No further details are available.
There are approximately 10,000 motorcycle accidents in Florida every year. Of this number, more than 8,000 people on average, sustain some type of injury as a result of the crash. The injuries from a Florida motorcycle accident are frequently severe and can be life-threatening. Motorcycles offer very little protection from the impact of a collision. Many motorcycle accidents are caused by the actions of a negligent driver who fails to see the motorcycle or who does not otherwise follow traffic safety laws, resulting in a catastrophic crash.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the victim of this Ocala motorcycle accident.
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