Thursday, October 17, 2013

Female Motorcyclist Dead After Crash

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. -- A female motorcyclist died after a crash in Charlotte County at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Lisa Bauman, 47 of Englewood was northbound on CR 775 (Placida Road) in the inside lane approaching the intersection of Palm Manor/Merchants Crossing.

Driving a 2003 Harely, she failed to negotiate the right curve and struck the raised concrete median where it overturned and ejected the operator onto the roadway. The operator separated from the cycle and tumbled to rest in the intersection of Placida Road and Palm Plaza.

The cycle slid to a stop and came to rest on its right side in the northbound lanes of Placida Road facing east.

Bauman was transported to Englewood Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

FHP Cpl. A.J. Close said she was not wearing a helmet, and a blood alcohol test is pending.

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