EAST NAPLES, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol officers investigated a two-car crash in East Naples, Florida according to Naplesnews.com. Investigators say that a 30-year-old man from Fort Myers died when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into another vehicle driven by a 69-year-old man originally hailing from Bohemia, New York. Emergency services technicians pronounced the motorcycle rider deceased at the scene of the crash. Florida Highway Patrol officers say that the investigation continues even though they have issued charges.
The investigating troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that the motorcycle rider was operating a Honda motorcycle easterly on David Boulevard in East Naples around 7:45 p.m. Troopers did not comment on the lighting condition or the relative volume of traffic at that time. The troopers did say that the motorcycle rider was traveling at a speed that exceeded the maximum speed for the area.
The 69-year-old man from Bohemia, New York, operating a Toyota westerly on Davis Boulevard slowed to turn onto Falling Waters Boulevard. Law enforcement officers reported that the view of all of the eastbound lanes was obstructed by a vehicle in one of the lanes headed east. That vehicle blocked the driver’s view of the oncoming motorcycle. The van turned left in the way of the bike. Sadly, the motorcycle rider could not stop in time to avoid a collision. The bike slammed into the driver’s front passenger door, causing the motorcycle operator to be thrown into the air. The Toyota SUV continued and came to rest in the grassy median. Police said that the motorcycle had the right of way at the time of the collision.
Troopers said that the motorcycle rider died at the scene of the crash. The van driver was transported to a nearby hospital suffering from serious injuries. The man’s condition is not known at this time. Police had the road closed for over three hours to reconstruct the accident and clear debris.
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