Motorcyclist Killed After Crashing, Falling Over Concrete Barrier in Tampa, Florida
TAMPA, FL. – A motorcyclist was killed after crashing into and falling over a concrete barrier in Tampa, Florida, according to an online news story from ajc.com. The motorcyclist reportedly initially collided with another motorcycle, but that motorcyclist left the scene and is still missing.*
The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. on February 15 on Interstate 4 in Tampa. Florida Highway Patrol says 35-year-old Eric Lee Jordan was riding a motorcycle east on I-4 and was apparently riding behind another motorcycle. Jordan’s motorcycle somehow collided with the other motorcycle, and Jordan crashed into the concrete barrier wall on the I-4 overpass.
In the impact, Jordan was thrown from the bike, and he fell over the side of the concrete barrier. Troopers say he then fell approximately 100 feet to the ground. Troopers and emergency crews arrived at the scene, where they found Jordan with significant injuries. Crews transported him to a nearby hospital, and he died there of his injuries.
Troopers talked to a woman at the scene, 30-year-old Amy Jones, of Dover, Florida, who said she was riding on the other motorcycle when the crash happened. The driver of that motorcycle fled the scene and left Jones behind.
Authorities are still looking for the driver of that motorcycle. Florida Highway Patrol posted a message on social media after the collision saying, “Tampa: Use caution in the area of eastbound I-4 at 50th St., where troopers are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash. Troopers are looking for a white male named ‘AJ’ driving a black motorcycle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the highway patrol at *347.”
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