17-Year-Old Motorcyclist Dies in Crash on US 41

Ruskin, FL (3/10/2020) – On Tuesday afternoon, a 17-year-old boy died after crashing his motorcycle into a guardrail on US 41. The accident occurred around 3:20 p.m. just south of Saffold Park Drive.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Calvin Anthony Ertell was driving his Suzuki GSX-R600L south on US 41 when he lost control of his motorcycle. He drove off the road onto the shoulder of the highway and ran into a guardrail, which caused Ertell to be ejected from his vehicle. Despite wearing a helmet, Ertell died at the scene from his injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the accident.

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Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy. Motorcycle accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. Police must investigate fatal motorcycle accidents to understand the cause of the crash. The responsible party can then be identified and, if warranted, held accountable.

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Source: Tampa Bay Times

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