Saturday, June 27, 2015

Speed Contributes To Death Of Tigran Sarkissian

FORT MYERS, Fl. -- Tigran Sarkissian, 29 of Fort Myers was killed after losing control of a 2015 BMW motorcycle early Saturday at 12:56 a.m.

A red BMW sport-style motorcycle operated by Sarkissian, was traveling south on State Road 93 on the dedicated single lane exit ramp to Southwest Florida International Airport, in Lee County, Florida.

He carried no passengers and was wearing a helmet. The motorcycle passed a yellow, cautionary sign posted at the beginning of the exit ramp that recommended a speed of 40 miles per hour on the level and relatively straight roadway. A short distance later, it passed a second cautionary sign posted on the right shoulder that warned of an impending severe left curve and also recommended a speed of 25 miles per hour.

Sarkissian lost control due to his speed being too fast for the conditions, said the FHP. The cycle tipped onto its left side and slid uphill and collided with a guardrail post.  Sarkissian was pronounced deceased on scene.

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