Sunday, May 19, 2013

Motorcyclist Dies In Crash

U-Turn In Front Of Oncoming Cyclist

NAPLES, FL. -- A 26-year old motorcyclist died after being hit by a 2007 Honda Odyssey Saturday afternoon at 3:57 p.m. in Collier County, Florida

84-year old Mary L. Griffith of Naples was traveling west on CR886 (Golden Gate Pkwy) in the left turn lane in as Urbeil S. Hernandez was traveling east on Golden Gate Pkwy in the outside through lane on a 1998 Honda CBR900RR motorcycle.

Griffith attempted a U-turn in front of the oncoming motorcycle. The front of the cycle collided with the right side of the car in the outside through lane of Golden Gate Pkwy, east of 68th Street SW. 

As a result of the collision, Hernandez was thrown from the motorcycle and collided with the right side of the car. He traveled to the right, off of the roadway and collided with the sidewalk on the south shoulder and continued to traveling to the right and came to final rest in the grass on the south shoulder. 

The car was at final rest facing northwest straddling the eastbound right turn lane and the sidewalk on the south shoulder. Griffith had minor injuries and was taken to NCH Downtown.

The motorcycle was at final rest lying on its right side straddling the eastbound right turn lane and the sidewalk on the south shoulder.

FHP Trooper Sean R. Ellis and homicide investigator Corporal Robert Ellis said Hernandez was wearing a helmet and charges are pending completion of the investigation. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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