A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday night in a crash on the Suncoast Parkway.
The crash occurred at 8:11 p.m. just south of State Road 52 on the Suncoast Parkway.
The 22-year-old man of Masaryktown was riding a 1995 Honda motorcycle north when troopers believe the motorcycle exited the roadway for unknown reasons and traveled onto the median.
The motorcycle smashed into the cable barrier, and the man was thrown from the motorcycle.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Motorcycle accidents can most definitely be the fault of the motorcycle driver, but they are usually the result of negligent automobile drivers. Accidents often occur because drivers fail to pay attention to motorcyclists sharing the road, despite misconceptions to the contrary. Unfortunately, it is often the motorcyclist who suffers the worst of the injuries when an accident does occur.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 50 percent of motorcycle accidents that result in death involve another vehicle, while another 42 percent of two-vehicle fatal motorcycle wrecks involve a vehicle turning left while the motorcycle was going straight, passing, or overtaking the vehicle.