Monday, March 14, 2016

Robert Betcher Dies In Motorcycle Crash

LABELLE, FL. -- Robert Ryland Betcher, 46 of Melbourne Beach, Florida died in a motorcycle crash Sunday morning in Hendry county.

A 2002 Honda VT1100C motorcycle was eastbound on SR 80 east of Birchwood Parkway about 11:58 a.m in the outside lane. While maneuvering through a left curve Betcher ran off of the roadway to the right and continued to travel northeast on the grassy shoulder.

The motorcycle traveled approximately 605 feet before it overturned, causing the helmet and the left side of the cycle to collide with a culvert. The motorcycle continued to travel northeast approximately 30 feet and rotated counter-clockwise, then came to final rest on the east shoulder of SR-80, faced southwest.

Betcher was ejected from the cycle at the point of collision and traveled in a northeast direction approximately 61 feet and came to final rest on the east shoulder of SR-80. He was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers.

1 comment:

  1. While one appreciates the facts, this article lacks any modicum of empathy for the friends, family, and loved ones of Mr. Betcher. Please try and consider that the next time you are writing an article about such a terrible tragedy!!!!! You could have left out numerous parts of this article and still gotten your point across. I hope you are never so unfortunate to lose a loved one in such a horrendous manner. I knew Rob for over 20+ years and he was an amazing human being, and my life is much richer having been blessed with his friendship and love. God bless you, Rob. Rest in peace.