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US 19 Crash Tragically Kills Motorcyclist in Hernando County, Florida (FL)


May 20, 2020

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL- Tbreporter.com writes that a man from Weeki Watchi was killed in a crash this week when he was ejected from a motorcycle. The victim was 25 years old at the time of his tragic death. The other motorist was identified as a 56-year-old man from Brooksville. That individual sustained only minor injuries in the fatal collision. The incident occurred in the late afternoon on US 19 at its intersection with Happy Days Drive.*

Police reports indicate that the driver, who was operating a sedan at the time, attempted to make a left turn from the eastbound lanes of Happy Days Drive into the northbound lanes of US 19. The driver cut into the path of the motorcyclist, who then collided with the sedan. The motorcyclist had a helmet on at the time of the fatal accident. 

The report did not indicate whether charges are being filed in relation to the deadly collision. 

Motorcyclists are in a vulnerable position because their vehicles leave them exposed, and they are smaller than cars and other automobiles. Cars turning left in front of motorcycles is one of the main causes of motorcycle crashes. Sadly, drivers often fail to see a motorcycle. Perhaps it is their smaller size or the fact that the driver is not fully paying attention, but either way, the results can be devastating for the motorcyclist. 

For motorcyclists, the best they can do is try to anticipate a driver entering their path. If it appears a car is about to make a left into the motorcyclist’s right-of-way, all that bikers can do is try to slow down as much as possible.

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Sources:

https://www.tbreporter.com/traffic/weeki-wachee-motorcyclist-dies-in-u-s-19-crash/

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/254912/10-common-motorcycle-accidents-and-how-to-avoid-them/


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