Pasco County, FL (September 3, 2019) - An 18-year-old motorcyclist was tragically killed in a crash that took place on State Road 54. The crash occurred on Sunday, September 2nd around 11:15 a.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene near Boyette Road. Following an investigation, troopers determined that Keysean Jeremiah Williams, of Wesley Chapel, FL was driving a 2016 Suzuki GSXR 600 westbound on SR 54. At the same time, 71-year-old John Raymond Ruper was driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan, also westbound on SR 54. Ruper had just turned out of the parking lot of an auto parts store when he tried to make a lane change in front of Williams. The two vehicles collided, causing the motorcycle to travel into the median before coming to rest.
Williams died in the crash while Ruper sustained minor injuries and was taken to Florida Hospital for further treatment. Troopers are still investigating and there are charges pending at this time.
Our thoughts go out to the family of Keysean Jeremiah Williams following this crash in Pasco County.
Florida experiences more than 500 reported fatalities in motorcycle crashes each year. Many drivers on the road are not vigilant for motorcycle riders. This can lead to serious and catastrophic results when a car and a motorcycle collide with one another. When a motorcycle crash occurs, the motorcycle rider is often not very well protected from the force of the impact and can be thrown from the bike, thus suffering major injuries.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers understand just how serious a motorcycle crash can be. That is why we are here for you in the aftermath of the crash and will seek compensation for you or your family members when injuries have occurred. For your free consultation, please give us a call at any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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