A motorcyclist was killed Sunday night in Citrus County after troopers said the motorcycle overturned and was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
The crash occurred around 8 p.m. at US 19 and West Bentbow Path.
The 47-year-old was traveling southbound on US 19 on his bike, when for an unknown reason, he stopped in the roadway and the motorcycle fell over on his leg. Troopers said a GMC Acadia traveling behind the man was unable to avoid the overturned motorcycle and collided with him.
The man suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Acadia and his passenger did not receive any injuries.
According to the report, charges are pending.
As motorcycle riders share the roads with other motorists, collisions and wrecks are all too common. In many cases, the motorcyclist is not at fault and the other driver is liable for the crash and the biker’s injuries.
Our Citrus County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton handle personal injury claims and wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of injured bikers and their families. We can help you aggressively pursue financial compensation for injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents caused by another driver’s carelessness.