A 50-year-old Kissimmee man lost his life while riding his motorcycle in Osceola County during the afternoon on Wednesday, September 19. The two vehicle crash occurred just after 4:10 p.m. nearby the intersection of Broad Street and Old Tampa Highway.
Witness statements taken at the scene by Florida Highway Patrol troopers reflect that the driver of a 2006 Mercury passenger car had come to a stop at the intersection right before the crash occurred. Soon thereafter they reportedly saw her attempt to make a left turn to continue onto Old Tampa Highway.
It’s in the process of making that turn that the motorist apparently crashed into the motorcyclist. The impact of the collision caused the motorcyclist to be ejected from his bike.
The paramedics who were first to arrive at the crash scene attempted to stabilize the motorcyclist before placing him inside their ambulance. He died a short time after arriving at Osceola Regional Medical Center.
His injuries were reportedly far worse that what they may have otherwise have been as he apparently wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. His identity had not yet been made public.
As for the driver of the Mercury Sedan, she’s been identified as a 34-year-old Intercession City resident. She had reportedly been wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash. It’s likely that it prevented her from suffering any injuries.
The spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol notes that the investigation into the crash is still ongoing. They said that it’s likely that the car’s driver will be charged for her role in causing the motorcyclist’s death.
Serious crash cases, especially one’s that result in a biker’s death, require an experienced Kissimmee motorcycle accidents attorney with a lengthy track record of success to handle them.