Motorcyclist dies in Lakewood Ranch crash

Motorcyclist dies in Lakewood Ranch crash
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 3:40 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 4:49 PM EDT
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Updated at 4:30 p.m. with additional information.

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (WWSB) - A 20-year-old Bradenton motorcyclist was killed Wednesday morning when he hit a sedan broadside, the Florida Highway Patrol says.

The crash happened shortly before 11 a.m., south of State Road 64, Trooper Kenn Watson said.

Watson said the motorcyclist was speeding northbound when he passed another vehicle by entering the bike lane. A Subaru sedan was coming out of a parking lot, attempting to cross the northbound lanes, when the motorcycle hit the sedan on its driver’s side.

The driver of the Subaru, an 83-year-old man, was hospitalized in serious condition. A 25-year-old female passenger was not injured, investigators said.

The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and died at the scene, Watson said.

The identity of the motorcyclist has not yet been released. Watson said it did not appear that charges would be filed, although the investigation is continuing.

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