Maitland Police have released details in an accident which claimed the life of 39-year-old Orlando man

On Wednesday at approximately 8:30 p.m., a traffic crash involving a motorcycle and a Ford Explorer occurred on West bound lanes of Interstate 4, just south of the Maitland Blvd overpass.

The 1995 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Terry Bass, was west bound on the interstate. An investigation revealed that Bass was speeding when he passed a slower vehicle in the right lane, then tried to move into the right lane.

An unidentified white sedan was entering I-4 from Maitland Blvd. at the same time and was trying to merge left. The vehicles did not contact each other but Bass took evasive action to the left and was somehow ejected from the motorcycle. The sedan veered to the right and continued down the road without stopping.

Bass tumbled several times in the roadway and then stood up and started running towards the median. His motorcycle continued west bound on the roadway until it eventually lost momentum and came to rest on the right side of the roadway over 400 feet away.

While running to the median, Bass was struck by the Ford Explorer, driven by Robert Schaedel, 25, of Winter Park. Schaedel tried to avoid the crash but the right front of his SUV struck Bass throwing him back onto the pavement.

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