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TAMPA, FL – A 28-year-old man operating a Suzuki motorcycle lost his life after a Cadallic XTS driver hit his bike, ejecting him from the bike and leading it to catch fire Saturday. 

ABC Action News said this collision happened before 9:30 p.m. when the motorcyclist was supposedly going at a high speed when he collided with the Cadillac driver trying to turn left at the Hillsborough Avenue and Montague Street junction. As a result, the motorcyclist died at the scene, and the driver, a 67-year-old man, sustained minor injuries. 


OLDSMAR, FL – A 73-year-old man tried to make a U-turn at a junction and collided with a motorcycle, leading the motorcyclist to die from his wounds Sunday. 

This collision occurred after 9:30 a.m. at the Tampa Road and Oak Leaf Boulevard intersection, according to WFLA. Authorities said the 73-year-old drove west on Tampa while the motorcyclist, who operated a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, traveled east. The bike was right in front of the 2006 gold Cadillac, leading them to collide. 

First responders took the motorcyclist to a hospital, where he died. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office only identified him as a 20-year-old man and has not released his name at this time. 


TARPON SPRINGS, FL – A 20-year-old man operating a 2018 Suzuki motorcycle was seriously hurt, and his passenger, a 21-year-old woman, died after his bike collided with an SUV. 

This collision happened in the 39000 block of U.S. Highway 19 before 8 p.m. Friday along AL Anderson Park. According to ABC Action News, the events of this crash unfolded when the driver of the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox struck the motorcycle. 

The passengers from Chevrolet were uninjured, and the motorist — 30-year-old Kayliegh McLiesh — was also unharmed, while the 21-year-old woman from the bike — Alina Faillios Chavez, 21 from Holiday — died at the scene. 


PLANT CITY, FL – A 31-year-old man operating a motorcycle lost his life after he collided with a pickup truck at SR-60 and Turkey Creek Road Friday. 

WFLA said this collision happened before 6:30 p.m. when the pickup truck driver made a left-turn onto SR-60. The pickup truck driver — a 64-year-old man — was unharmed, while the motorcyclist, a Mulberry resident, died at the scene. 

Troopers did not say if intoxication, distracted driving, reduced visibility, or other factors contributed to this crash. 


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – A motorcycle passenger lost her life after her motorcycle operator, who was intoxicated, crashed into a guardrail in Tampa Saturday. 

This collision happened before 4:15 a.m. at the northbound I-275 and eastbound I-4 junction, according to ABC Action News. First responders took the passenger, a 29-year-old woman, to a hospital, where she later died. 

Florida Highway Patrol said the motorcycle operator — 37-year-old Jonathon Wing — was riding a Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle. 


TAMPA, FL – A motorcyclist was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in the Hyde Park district Sunday. 

This collision took place at around 1:30 a.m. at the South Howard Avenue and West Azeele Street junction, according to Fox 13 News

Tampa Fire Rescue conducted life-saving measures on the motorcyclist before he later passed away at the hospital. 


RIVERVIEW, FL – A driver of an SUV made a left turn at Balm Riverview Road and U.S. 301, hitting a 17-year-old boy riding a motorcycle, who died at the scene Sunday. 

This collision took place before 9 a.m., according to the Tampa Bay Times. The SUV driver, an unidentified 72-year-old man, was hospitalized for minor wounds. 

Florida Highway Patrol launched an investigation and has not provided additional details at this time. 


ENGLEWOOD, FL – A man from Englewood is facing manslaughter charges in connection to a crash that claimed the life of a motorcyclist in Englewood on Thursday evening.

According to a report by ABC News, an SUV was attempting to make the left turn from Indiana Avenue onto 1st Avenue shortly before 7 a.m. when it collided with the southbound motorcyclist.

The rider, a 19-year-old man from Englewood, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. His identity is being withheld pending further investigation.


PINELLAS PARK, FL – A driver of a car turned left in front of a motorcycle, resulting in the two vehicles colliding, injuring the motorcycle operator and passenger Monday. 

According to a WFLA report, the motorcyclist was going north on the 8200 block of U.S. 19, and the driver was going south when the motorcycle operator struck the car’s passenger side. 

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities, who indicated no pending charges at this time. 


PALMETTO, FL – A deer died, and a 50-year-old man riding a motorcycle succumbed to fatal injuries after colliding and then getting hit by a Florida Highway Patrol car Tuesday. 

The Bradenton Herald said this collision occurred after 9 p.m. on I-75. Florida Highway Patrol said that the impact of the crash led the deer to get thrown to the right shoulder and die. The man fell from his bike and came to rest on the left shoulder. 

Then, as the man lay on the ground, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper unintentionally hit the man with their vehicle while responding to this accident. 

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