One Killed, One Injured in Motorcycle Accident on Belle Terre Pkwy in Flagler County, Florida
FLAGLER COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story reported at flaglerlive.com, one person was tragically killed, and another person was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Belle Terre Parkway in Flagler County, Florida. It appears that the collision happened when a pickup truck attempted to turn left in front of the motorcycle.*
The accident occurred during the late evening at the crossing of Belle Terre Parkway and Ponce DeLeon Drive in Palm Coast, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol and Flagler Live report that at about 8:45 p.m., a motorcycle of unknown make and model was headed north on Belle Terre, while a 2015 Dodge Ram was headed south on the same road.
Troopers say that at the intersection with Ponce DeLeon, the driver of the Dodge pickup truck made a left turn. In so doing, the Dodge crossed into the path of the northbound motorcycle, and the two vehicles collided. The front of the motorcycle struck the back passenger’s side of the pickup truck, according to the report. After the impact, the motorcycle veered into the median and stopped against a street sign.
Flagler Live reports that the person operating the motorcycle was seriously injured in the crash, and emergency crews called in a medical helicopter. However, the victim had additional complications and had to be rushed by ambulance to AdventHospital, instead. The report states that he tragically died at the hospital. He was identified as a 56-year-old man from Palm Coast.
Flagler Live also reports that a passenger riding on the motorcycle with the victim was seriously injured. She was identified as a 56-year-old woman from Palm Coast. She is reportedly in critical condition as UF Shands.
Troopers say charges are pending against the driver of the Dodge Ram, who was identified as a 71-year-old man from Palm Coast.
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