Category: motorcycle accident

“1 airlifted in wreck”

BIG PINE KEY: One person was airlifted to Miami and another taken to the hospital after a motorcycle and car crashed about 7 p.m. Wednesday on Big Pine Key, the Sheriff’s Office said. Two people were on the motorcycle, but it was unclear from reports whom was injured. The airlifted person was taken to Ryder

“Motorcycle, pickup strike different building along Jefferson Street”

BROOKSVILLE – Jessica Varner said she keeps the blinds down in her office because she got tired of seeing all the accidents taking place along West Jefferson Street. The one that occurred Wednesday afternoon was only a few steps away from her desk, she said. Shortly before 4 p.m., a white Dodge pickup truck smashed

A 41-year-old man who was thrown from his motorcycle in Collier County Thursday is now facing charges

Wesley Eversole, of Naples, is charged with driving without motorcycle registration, failure to exhibit a license, and careless driving. State troopers say Eversole lost control of the motorcycle shortly before 3 a.m. near the intersection of Vanderbilt Beach Road and US-41. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the motorcycle hit a median, throwing Eversole onto

California Highway Patrol officers will have extra resources to cut the number of motorcycle crashes in the region thanks to a $1.2 million grant.

The grant will pay for extra patrols, new public service announcements and more motorcycle safety operations. The grant covers four Southern California counties that have had a consistently high number of motorcycle crashes, said Jaime Coffee, a CHP spokeswoman. Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties are the other three areas covered in the grant.

Harley-Davidson announced Tuesday that it will make 12 motorcycles from its 2010 model portfolio available for sale in India.

The selection will include motorcycles from each of Harley-Davidson’s five model families — Sportster, Dyna, VRSC, Softail and Touring. “For over a century, Harley-Davidson has inspired motorcyclists across the world to celebrate their passion for riding. Our experience in leading the leisure motorcycle market worldwide makes us naturally suited to help lead and define leisure

A Brandon man was badly injured Monday when his motorcycle collided with a truck.

It happened just after 11 a.m. on Lakeland Drive in Flowood, near the Walmart and Hugh Ward Parkway. Police say a pickup truck pulled out in front of 62-year-old Stephan Hinkle as he was driving his motorcycle east on Lakeland. Hinkle was taken to a Jackson hospital with serious injuries. For more information please visit:

A motorcycle ride through the hills of rural east Pasco County turned deadly

Stephen Kopilchak, 60, of Frostproof, lost control of his motorcycle while riding on Blanton Road, east of Trilby Road, shortly after noon. He died before rescue workers could get him to a hospital. Kopilchak was trailing three other motorcycles, heading west on Blanton Road, when a car ahead of the group slowed to make a

Former UCF student found guilty and convicted of DUI manslaughter

A 23-year-old former UCF student was sentenced to 18 months in prison Nov. 20 after killing a 19-year-old UCF student while driving under the influence. Malcolm barnes pled no contest in an Orange County court for DUI manslaughter charges he faced from an accident in October 2006. barnes was driving on the wrong side of

A motorcyclist died after colliding with a Lee County school bus in Fort Myers

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the bus, driven by 68-year-old John Donohue, turned left in front of 57-year-old Robert Cook’s bike on Tuesday. The bus hit the 1986 Harley Davidson motorcycle, and Cook died at the scene. Donohue was not injured, and no students were on the bus. FHP reports that charges are pending