Motorcycle Crash Kills Driver, Another in Serious Condition
EARLIER REPORT: TWO SUSTAIN TRAUMATIC INJURES AFTER MOTORCYCLE COLLIDES WITH SUV
BROOKSVILLE –Fire Rescue responded to an injury accident at the intersection of Cortez Blvd and California Street this afternoon, where a motorcycle collided with an SUV.
The driver of the motorcycle sustained traumatic injuries and was flown to Bayonet Point Hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time. The driver of the SUV also sustained traumatic injuries and was transported by ground to Bayonet Point Hospital.
Witnesses at the scene say the SUV attempted to cross Cortez Blvd from California Street and pulled directly into the path of the motorcycle. With no time to react, the motorcycle collided broadside with the SUV and ejected the driver onto the pavement. The driver was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
A firefighter is seen pointing at a holster fastened to the driver’s hip; however, a firearm did not appear to be present.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
UPDATE: 5/20/2015, 5:26 PM – The Florida Highway Patrol is now reporting that the driver of the motorcycle has died from injuries sustained in the crash. The 74-year-old man has not been identified, pending notification of next of kin.
According to a preliminary report, the driver of a 2007 Lincoln MKX, 50-year-old Michael T. Barsanti of Brooksville, pulled into the path of the motorcycle as it was traveling eastbound on Cortez Blvd. Barsanti sustained Serious Injuries and was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital for treatment.
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