A 26-year-old Inverness man was killed early Monday in a motorcycle crash.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the biker was killed just before 2 a.m. in a crash on West Fort Island Trail in Crystal River.
Troopers said the man was traveling westbound on his 2015 Yamaha motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway. The motorcycle traveled onto the grass shoulder and collided with a tree.
Authorities did confirm the man was wearing a helmet. He died at the scene.
Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, giving you a huge sense of freedom. They can also be very dangerous, often resulting in serious injuries and even death. The lack of protection motorcycles offer to riders leaves drivers exposed to their surroundings, so serious injuries from motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence.
There are many causes of motorcycle accidents, including negligent driving, traffic violations, speeding, and distracted driving. There are other factors that may be out of a driver’s control, such as wet roads, inclement weather, vehicle failures, and roadway defects.