Salt Springs, FL (April 11, 2021) - A 40-year-old man from Salt Springs died following a motorcycle crash in Marion County on Saturday night. The accident took place around 11:35 p.m on County Road 314 near the intersection with Northeast 235th Avenue.
The Marion County Fire Rescue, along with the Florida Highway Patrol, responded to the scene. According to a report, the motorcyclist was riding a Harley-Davidson eastbound on CR 314. At the same time, a 50-year-old woman from Fort McCoy was traveling northbound on Northeast 235th Avenue. The woman then attempted to make a left turn onto CR 314. As she turned, the woman's vehicle collided with the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike. He suffered critical injuries and died at the crash scene. The woman was not hurt in the accident.
It is not clear at this time whether any charges are expected to be filed. An investigation is ongoing.
A Florida motorcycle accident is a very dangerous and potentially deadly event. While motorcycles account for less than 5% of all registered motor vehicles in our state, fatal motorcycle crashes make up about 15% of all reported traffic fatalities. In addition, approximately 80% of all motorcycle crashes in our state at least result in injuries to the motorcyclist.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of the victim following this tragic Salt Springs motorcycle accident.
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