A 64-year-old motorcyclist from Cartersville, Georgia died after colliding with multiple cars on the evening of Saturday, January 4, according to the Palm Beach Post. The motorcyclist was riding his 2003 Harley Davidson north on the Florida Turnpike in Martin County. As the motorcyclist neared mile-marker 130, just a few miles south of the Martin Downs Boulevard intersection, traffic began to slow up ahead. The motorcyclist safely adjusted his speed in conjunction with the cars ahead; however, the 23-year-old motorist from Davie, Florida behind him did not.
The motorist, failing to brake in time, collided with the motorcyclist with sufficient force to launch him off the motorcycle and into the nearby emergency lane. Unfortunately, a 70-year-old motorist driving a 2008 Ford edge was coming up the emergency lane at the same moment and killed the motorcyclist. Emergency crews arrived, but the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
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Source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/man-dies-in-motorcycle-accident-on-floridas-turnpi/ncctY/, http://rideapart.com/2013/05/what-the-latest-nhtsa-fatality-statistics-reveal-about-motorcycle-safety/