According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Middleburg man was killed when a car ran into his motorcycle in Green Cove Springs.
A Trooper said a 67-year-old Peter Barton was traveling westbound on his motorcycle on State Road 16 near County Road 315 when the accident occurred. Subsequently, the driver of a Hyundai Elantra in the eastbound lanes tried to make a left turn and crashed into his motorcycle.
Report says Barton was wearing his helmet but did not survive his injuries.
According to the report of the crash, the driver and her passenger were both taken to Orange Park Medical with minor injuries.
Florida Highway Patrol said the accident is still under investigation and all charges are pending.
Report says this was the second crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in the area.
About 14 miles away, troopers and deputies with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office were called to investigate another serious wreck on State Road 21 and Sharron Road, south of Camp Blanding.
Lanes were initially blocked, but have reopened. No details have been released about that crash.
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash: “This was a serious accident in which a man lost his life in a motorcycle verses car crash. We wish the family of Mr. Barton our deepest condolences for their loss. At this time it is important for his family to contact and discuss next steps with an attorney that is experienced in how to handle the complexities of a tragedy like this. We at Anidjar & Levine wish to express our condolences to everyone connected to this tragedy.”
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