A motorcyclist was killed in a traffic crash in the Hunters Ridge community of Pasco County Saturday evening, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Investigators said the 59-year-old was on his motorcycle heading east on Rancho Del Rio Drive at the time of the crash. He entered the intersection at Via Segovia, at which time another vehicle drove into his path.
The man’s motorcycle struck the left rear of the second vehicle. He died at the scene.
According to the accident report, the man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
No further information has been released.
It is no secret that a motorcycle’s small size combined with their speed can be deadly. Hundreds of motorcyclists die every year in Florida in collisions with cars and trucks. Motorcyclists have to be very cautious when navigating the roadway, but other motorists also need to be more aware of motorcyclists.
Most motorcycle accidents are preventable. The most common causes of these collisions, include:
- Distracted driving
- Motorists not paying attention to motorcycles
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Faulty mirrors, brakes or lighting
Drivers of cars and trucks are not free to act without regard for the safety of motorcyclists. Motorists routinely neglect their responsibility to watch out for bikers on Florida roads, causing serious, and even fatal, motorcycle accidents.