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Tarpon Springs Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Pasco County

A Tarpon Springs man died after a motorcycle crash in Pasco County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The accident happened on Friday just after 6 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Leonard Road in Lutz.

The 24-year-old man was riding his Suzuki motorcycle southbound on U.S. 41 when troopers say an eastbound Ford SUV attempted to turn left from Leonard Road onto U.S. 41 and traveled into the path of the man’s motorcycle.

Troopers believe the man tried to avoid a collision with the SUV, but the front of his motorcycle hit the left side of the vehicle.

The man was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital-North where he was pronounced dead. Trooper did say he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Ford SUV, a 27-year-old man, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital-North for minor injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol said charges are pending.

There is nothing worse than losing a loved one in an accident that did not have to happen. During this emotional time, you and your family should not have to deal with added pressures of paying medical bills or funeral costs.

Our Pasco County Wrongful Death Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can make sure you are taken care of after losing someone close you in a motorcycle accident. You can take comfort in knowing that we will handle all the complex paperwork that comes along with filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Let us handle all the legal work for you so that you can focus on what is important – honoring the memory of your loved one and spending time with family.

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No amount of money can ease your pain from losing a loved one, but it can take away some of the stress on you and your family during this difficult time. Call us today at 727-847-2299 to schedule a free consultation and to learn more how we can help you.

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