After being rear-ended by a vehicle in Lake County, a motorcyclist has died at a local hospital.
An elderly Mount Dora man was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday eastbound on Old U.S. Hwy. 441 near Barnwood Bar-B-Que.
He slowed down as he attempted to turn left onto Holly Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
At the same time, a mount Dora woman driving a 2018 Hyundai sedan failed to slow down and rear-ended the motorcyclist. The driver was thrown from his motorcycle at an immediate impact.
The motorist died later at AdventHealth Waterman Hospital in Tavares after being transported via ambulance. The man was wearing a helmet, according to the report.
After the motorist’s death, a thorough investigation has been underway.
So far, Florida has the third-highest number of fatal motor vehicle accidents in the entire country.
Approximately 200,000 car accidents occur in Florida each year, with an average of 650 crashes each day, according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department.