Brandon motorcyclist killed; driver of other car still at large


The Tampa Tribune is reporting that a Brandon motorcyclist was killed Sunday when he lost control of his bike after another car turned in front of him.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 46-year-old man was traveling westbound on Interstate-4 onto the northbound entrance ramp to I-75 when a driver changed lanes, driving into the motorcyclist’s path.

While he tried to avoid a collision, he lost control of his motorcycle, crossed the center grass median, flipping his bike. He was not wearing a helmet, but his passenger was wearing one.

A helmet may have saved the passenger in this accident's life.

A helmet may have saved the passenger in this accident’s life.

Both the motorcyclist and his passenger were thrown from the motorcycle, the FHP said. The female passenger suffered minor injuries.

Troopers describe the car as a white four-door sedan with a temporary license, but the driver is still at large.

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