Putnam County crash leaves DeLand motorcyclist in critical condition, according to troopers.
A DeLand resident is currently recovering in the hospital from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Putnam County. The incident took place on Sunday afternoon, according to information obtained from Florida Highway Patrol officers.
Witnesses reportedly observed the 55-year-old man traveling southbound on U.S. 17, north of Vernon Road at an unusually high velocity, shortly before the mishap. At approximately 4:10 p.m., while making his way northbound on U.S. 17, the rider lost control of the motorcycle for unknown reasons. The vehicle overturned onto its left side and continued moving before coming to a halt.
The driver of the motorcycle, whose identity remains undisclosed, was rushed to a local healthcare facility in critical condition. At the time of this report, their medical status has not been updated.
As per the details shared in the crash report, the precise cause of the accident is yet to be determined by the authorities. Experts from the Florida Highway Patrol are still investigating the incident, while no additional details regarding the investigation have been released publicly.
This story serves as a reminder of the importance of safe driving and the need to exercise caution while operating motor vehicles. As a result of the accident, there were traffic delays in the area, as onlookers and emergency responders crowded around the scene. Motorists are urged to be extra vigilant while driving, particularly when traveling at high speeds on busy highways, to avoid mishaps such as this.
The Florida Highway Patrol has not yet released any updates on the investigation, however, we will continue to report on any new developments as and when they become available.