Tragedy struck Fort Myers on Monday afternoon. While a Harley Davidson motorcycle traveled west on Hancock Bridge Parkway, east of Palm Avenue, a 73-year-old man was making his way north on Palm Avenue. The elderly man crossed in front of the motorcycle, and the two vehicles smashed into one another. The accident caused a complete roadblock on Hancock Bridge Parkway in North Fort Myers.
Responders declared the 73-year-old dead at the accident site.
The 44-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured, and his 48-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries.
At this juncture, it’s unclear whether the 73-year-old man or either party on the motorcycle was wearing protective gear at the time of the collision. Reports have also not disclosed or determined which vehicle had the right of way before the accident took place.
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath expresses our condolences to the friends and family of the deceased man and hope the individuals on the motorcycle have a speedy and full recovery. We can be reached at (561) 655-1990 to handle legal situations involving injuries or death in a motor vehicle collision.