Palm Coast, FL (May 2, 2019) - An elementary school custodian died when his motorcycle was struck by a 17-year-old student on Wednesday, May 1st. The crash took place on Matanzas Woods Parkway.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Mark Radcliff, a night custodian at Old Kings Elementary School, was riding his motorcycle on Matanzas Woods when the crash occurred. Troopers say that the 17-year-old, a student at Matanzas High School, was pulling out of the school parking lot when he pulled in front of Radcliff's bike. Radcliff suffered critical injuries and was rushed to AdventHealth Palm Coast Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Radcliff was not wearing a helmet. Charges are pending at this time.
Our deepest condolences are extended to the family of Mark Radcliff in this tragic Palm Coast motorcycle crash. Motorcycles are responsible for more fatal traffic crashes than any other type of vehicle. Motorcycles offer limited protection against the strong force of a crash and motorcyclists are far more likely to experience death or serious injury when they have been involved in a collision. In this crash, it appears as though Mark Radcliff may have been an innocent victim.
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