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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.

Daniel Murphy's passionate belief in upholding the Florida justice system by defending the rights of the public against corporate interests, has lead him to become one of Florida's most effective young attorneys. Daniel Murphy carries his enthusiasm for fighting for the rights of the injured outside the courtroom by staying involved in legal and community organizations.

Sarasota Motorcyclist Dies After Being Hit By Left-Turn SUV On Bee Ridge Saturday

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