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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 9:21 pm | Updated: 8:59 pm, Fri Mar 8, 2013.

BRADENTON - A Bradenton man died Thursday afternoon following a collision with an SUV on Cortez Road.

It happened around 5:15pm near the intersection with 30th Street West.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 21-year-old motorcyclist, identified as Adrian Cuebero, was eastbound on Cortez Road when a westbound SUV made a left turn directly into the path of the motorcycle.

Cuebero, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the SUV, 27-year-old Gilbert Burgos of Bradenton, was not injured in the crash.  He has been charged with Violation of Right of Way.

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2 comments:

  • tim posted at 9:55 am on Fri, Mar 8, 2013.

    tim Posts: 106

    the police are NOT doing their job to make the roads safe. i had a woman threaten to kill me while i was riding my motorcycle last week. i constantly have people intentionally tailgate me to threaten my life. NOBODY actually stops at stop signs. the police need to start earning their money.

     
  • flyCockroach posted at 9:39 pm on Thu, Mar 7, 2013.

    flyCockroach Posts: 4

    First of add my pryers to the family of the motorcycle driver. When news like this comes across my computer it makes me wonder how it happened even though I was not there or no any other facts of the story. I guess I am trying to say Cortez Road is busy and I feel drivers grow tired of waiting to turn because of the new lengthy lights...and the drivers grow tired of waiting and may turn when they should not. As in this case the car driver was given the ticket. It was at 5:15 pm..the car driver was facing West towards the Sunset, bright lights of the Sun in the drivers eyes and of course the motorcycle is a smaller object to see.
    I hope we all take that extra second or two during this busy time of year. Drive Safe.