A saddening vehicular accident in Volusia County, Florida resulted in the death of a 60-year-old Daytona Beach motorcyclist on Sunday afternoon, according to officials from the Florida Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred at approximately 5:05 p.m. near the Wright Street and Circle Drive intersection on the fateful day. As per the crash report from the authorities, a Ford Focus that was heading westbound on Wright Street found itself on a collision course with a Suzuki motorcycle, which was traveling eastbound on the same road.
A witness account stated that the motorcyclist was exceeding the posted speed limit at the time of the crash. The report further indicated that the driver of the Ford Focus attempted a left-hand turn to make its way southbound on Circle Drive, which resulted in it blocking the motorcycle’s path. The unfortunate accident led to a collision between the front of the motorcycle and the right side of the sedan.
Troopers stated that the motorcyclist was immediately taken to a local hospital after the accident where he was pronounced dead. The victim was identified as a 60-year-old Daytona Beach resident. Meanwhile, the driver of the Ford Focus, identified as a 32-year-old Holly Hill man, avoided injuries.
The case remains under active investigation, following which legal and official proceedings may follow, depending upon the results of the same.
This Vehicular tragedy serves as a grim reminder of the potential dangers of speeding, especially on motorbikes. It is essential to follow all traffic rules and regulations in order to avoid such vehicular mishaps.