Sarasota Motorcyclist Dies After Being Hit By Left-Turn SUV On Bee Ridge Saturday
SARASOTA - Florida Highway Patrol announced a Sarasota man has died after being struck while riding his motorcycle on Bee Ridge Road Saturday evening.
The Crash took place as a 20-year-old man from Sarasota Florida, was riding a motorcycle heading east on Beee Ridge Road approaching Interstate 75 in the center land.
As the motorcyclist approached I-75 31-year-old woman from Port Charlotte was driving a Jeep sport utility westbound on west Bee Ridge Road within the left turn lane approaching I-75.
At 6:39 PM, the driver of the Jeep SUV failed to yield to the oncoming motorcycle and attempted to make a left turn out of the turn lane and across Bee Ridge Road onto the I-75 entrance ramp.
This placed the Jeep SUV directly into the path of the oncoming motorcycle.
As a result, the front of the motorcycle collided with the side of the Jeep SUV and the motorcyclist was critically injured by the crash.
First responders rushed the injured Sarasota man to a local hospital where they were pronounced deceased.
FHP has stated that the crash remains under investigation.
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