A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a sedan in Englewood on Sunday, September 27. On Monday, the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that the deceased, who was a male aged 65, was from Port Charlotte. FHP didn’t name the victim.
According to the details shared by the State Patrol, the fatal collision occurred between a motorcycle and a Jetta sedan close to the intersection of State Road 776 and Oceanspray Boulevard.
The motorcyclist killed in Englewood, who had a passenger with him at the time, was driving eastbound along the South Road 776 at the time. As the motorcycle drew close to Oceanspray Boulevard, it turned right onto the Boulevard.
A Jetta sedan was traveling westbound along the S.R. 776. As the vehicle approached the intersection, it turned onto the Boulevard. That was when the motorcycle crashed into the sedan.
The collision occurred in the afternoon and was reported to the authorities at around 3:00 p.m. The driver of the sedan was identified as a 52-year-old person from Rotunda West.
The driver and passenger of the motorcycle were ejected as a result of the collision. Neither of the two was wearing a safety helmet at the time, as per FHP. The driver sustained critical injuries and died on the scene of the accident. The passenger also sustained serious injuries and was identified only as a 29-year-old person. Once the paramedics and first responders reached the scene of the accident, the passenger was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Jetta sedan was wearing a seatbelt at the time but still had major injuries in the wake of the crash. FHP continues to investigate the incident. Once the investigations conclude, FHP may decide on whether the crash was a result of the motorcycle rider’s negligence or that of the sedan driver.
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