Category: motorcycle accident

“UF senior suffers head injuries learning to ride motorcycle”

A senior at the University of Florida suffered critical head injuries Sunday, apparently while learning to drive a motorcycle.According to the Gainesville Police Department, the accident happened while Stacie Lavender, 21, was in a parking lot at Arbor Place apartments at 309 SW 16th Ave.Witnesses told police that she was being taught to drive a

“Deputy injured during charity event”

ST. PETERSBURG — A Polk County deputy was injured in a St. Petersburg crash during a charity motorcycle ride for three fallen officers Sunday. According to reports, Deputy Steven Neil hit another bike when it changed lanes in front of him on 1st Ave. S., east of 34th St. N. The deputy was transported to

“One person killed in overnight motorcycle crash”

TARPON SPRINGS — One person died in a late-night crash involving three motorcycles in Tarpon Springs. According to officials, the crash happened on U.S. Highway 19 at Tookes Road. Two people were flown to Bayfront Medical Center. Their conditions are unknown. Officers shut down a portion of the roadway while they investigated the crash. Investigators

“Man facing charges in traffic crash that killed bystander”

HOLIDAY — A Tarpon Springs man is facing charges after investigators said he caused a traffic accident that killed a bystander in June 2010. Joshua Henry Cross, 21, was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide on Tuesday. Investigators said his arrest stems from an accident on the evening of June 14, 2010 in Holiday. According

“Motorcycle only checkpoints outrages national lawmakers”

Even as Georgia law enforcement finalizes their plans for motorcycle only checkpoints over the next few weeks, lawmakers in Washington are taking steps to cut the federal funding feeding the controversial practice. The most recent state enacting the federally funded motorcycle-only checkpoints is Georgia, awarded a $70,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

“Clearwater man dies after motorcycle hits truck”

CLEARWATER — Gary Kitchen was riding his black Harley-Davidson motorcycle home from a dental appointment Thursday when, somehow, he lost control. His wife, Cathy, had kissed him goodbye that morning, like every day she went to work. “He’s a homebody,” she said of her husband of nearly 35 years, who couldn’t work due to a

“Pasco man dies after motorcycle crash in Brooksville”

A 57-year-old New Port Richey man died Thursday after suffering injuries in a motorcycle crash near downtown Brooksville on Wednesday afternoon, police said. Steven L. Millard was traveling west on E Jefferson Street near Asmara Street at about 4 p.m. when he lost control trying to negotiate a turn, according to the Brooksville Police Department.

“Two Killed When Motorcycles Collide”

Authorities said two people died after a pair of motorcycles crashed into each other. The Florida Highway Patrol said the drivers of both motorcycles were trying to avoid hitting a trailer-toting truck in front of them and they ended up colliding. FHP identified the victims of Saturday night’s crash as 48-year-old Kevin Winne of Winter

“Motorcyclist Killed in Wreck Near Polk City”

POLK CITY | A Groveland man was killed early today when his motorcycle collided with a van that turned in front of him, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Randall K. Neavin, 48, was riding his 2001 Harley-Davidson south on State Road 33 near Double Diamond Road in Polk City about 5:10 a.m. when