News: Motorcyclist fatally hit by driver who ran red light in Dover


DOVER, FL – First responders rushed a motorcyclist to a local hospital, where he succumbed to fatal wounds after he was struck by a driver who ran a red light Thursday. 

Florida Highway Patrol told WFLA that this collision happened before 1:45 p.m. They said the driver, operating a Hyundai Sonata, proceeded through eastbound FL-60 and then hit the motorcyclist riding a Harley Davidson as he was turning left at Dover Road. 

In Florida, if a crash investigation falls under the jurisdiction of the Florida Highway Patrol, then troopers do not publically announce the names of people who lose their lives to motor vehicle crashes. With that said, troopers who responded to Thursday’s collision will not release the victim’s name, as well as the driver’s name. However, they did identify the motorcyclist as a 42-year-old man from Dover and the driver as a 28-year-old man from Brandon. 

No additional information, including pending citations or charges against the driver, has been revealed. 

Updates will be posted in a new article should they become available. 

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