Kawasaki hits curb, rider killed


A Gainesville motorcyclist was killed in Orange County
late Wednesday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The 27-
year-old man was riding north on State Road 436, south of
Raiders Run, when the 2008 Kawasaki hit the outside curb,
then drove up onto the curb for about 30 feet. The rider lost
control and crashed into a concrete wall along the sidewalk,
troopers said. The motorcycle then slid about 230 feet,
eventually hitting a wood utility pole. The rider was pronounced
dead at a local hospital. Authorities were withholding his name until relatives could be told. No other vehicles were involved, and
there were no other injuries.

Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2011

-Jeff Weiner