A 19-year-old was killed in a motorcycle accident early Sunday morning in Citrus County.
The crash occurred shortly after midnight at E. Gulf to Lake Highway and S. Lois Terrace.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Mercury Marquis traveling westbound on E. Gulf to Lake Highway attempted to turn left at S. Lois Terrace and entered the path of a motorcycle.
The motorcycle ended up colliding with the right rear side of the Mercury, causing fatal injuries to the motorcyclist.
Troopers said the 19-year-old died at the scene.
The driver of the Mercury was not injured in the crash, however the passenger was seriously injured and transported to Ocala Regional Hospital.
The crash, which is still under investigation, caused the road to be shut down until 3:40 a.m.
According to the report, charges are pending.
Motorcyclists lack the same protections as a passenger vehicle, so they are exposed to the elements. When they are thrown from their bikes or pinned in a crash, it is common for them to suffer catastrophic injuries, such as:
- Serious fractures
- Head injuries that cause brain damage
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Serious burns and road rash
- Facial disfigurement
- Internal injuries
- Wrongful death
If someone you love has been killed in a motorcycle accident, you should contact our Citrus County Motorcycle Death Attorneys at Whittel & Melton to determine whether a wrongful death action can be taken against the negligent driver.