Troopers: Motorcyclist dies from injuries in crash where car pulled out in front of him

Troopers: Motorcyclist dies from injuries in crash where car pulled out in front of him

VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - A motorcyclist died Friday after troopers say a car pulled into his path.

Around 7:15am, troopers say 50-year-old William Johnson of Port Charlotte was turning left out of the Walmart parking lot on South Tamiami Trail in Venice when he pulled in front of a motorcycle traveling east.

The motorcyclist, 73-year-old Richard Higgins of Englewood, laid his motorcycle on its side and it collided with the right rear tire of Johnson's vehicle.

Higgins was critically injured and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He later died of his injuries.

Johnson was unhurt and cited for failing to yield the right of way, no proof of insurance and driving on a suspended license (unknowingly).

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