Motorcyclist from Spring Hill Killed in Crash on US 19

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. July 22, 2020

New Port Richey, FL (7/20/2020) – A man from Spring Hill, FL died Sunday morning after crashing into stopped traffic on US 19. The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of US 19 just north of Beacon Woods Drive.

The Florida Highway Patrol states that the 61-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was heading north US 19 when he rear-ended a stationary pickup truck driven by a 19-year-old New Port Richey resident. The man was ejected from his motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He died at the scene of the accident.

According to troopers, the pickup truck was stopped at a red light at the intersection. It is unclear why the victim failed to stop.

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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.

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk commits to advocating for individuals and families affected by severe and even fatal accidents, including motorcycle accidents. Here on our accident news blog, we report on stories that involve personal injuries because we help our clients recover losses and damages from accidents like this one. If a motorcycle injury accident in Florida has affected you or a loved one, we invite you to contact our firm anytime to discuss your case with a qualified New Port Richey, FL motorcycle accident attorney or a Spring Hill motorcycle crash lawyer.

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Sources: Tampa Bay Reporter,