A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash on Kings Highway near Sandhill Boulevard in Charlotte County Saturday afternoon.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, two motorcycles were involved in the crash that happened at 12:39 p.m.
Troopers said both motorcyclists were riding in the northbound lanes of Kings Highway with a large pack of motorcycles.
A 61-year-old Port Charlotte man stopped in the northbound right merge lane, due to approaching traffic and was hit from behind by a 45-year-old Cape Coral man who didn’t slow down in time. FHP said he partially entered the northbound left lane and his motorcycle hit the back of the Port Charlotte man’s motorcycle.
The Port Charlotte man suffered serious injuries while the other motorcyclist, and the passenger of the other motorcycle, a 48-year-old Port Charlotte woman, were not injured in the crash.
The Cape Coral man was cited for careless driving, troopers said.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “This unfortunate accident happened at Kings Highway. Our condolence goes to the families of the injured motorcyclist who was on the right side of the law. Injuries sustained in a motorcycle or vehicle accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.”
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