Pinellas Park, FL (August 24, 2020) - A 60-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Pinellas Park on Saturday, August 22nd. The crash occurred around 7:15 p.m. on 114th Avenue North.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Belcher Road while a vehicle was headed eastbound on 114th Avenue. The vehicle turned into the path of the motorcycle, causing a collision between the two vehicles at the intersection. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike. He was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. There is no word on whether anyone else was hurt in the accident. Neither the motorcyclist nor the driver of the car has been identified at this time.
There is no additional information available at this time.
Motorcycle accidents in Florida are very dangerous and devastating events. Last year, more than 500 motorcyclists were killed when they were involved in crashes on Florida's roadways. While motorcycles make up about 3% of all registered motor vehicles in Florida, motorcycle crashes account for approximately 15% of all traffic deaths. Both motorcyclists and other drivers should remember to always remain vigilant and follow all traffic safety laws in order to avoid a catastrophic accident from occurring.
Our condolences are with the victim's family during this difficult time.
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