motorcyclist killed in collision with fdot vehicle

A crash on Interstate 95 shortly after noon on March 4 claimed the life of a 41-year-old man from West Palm Beach. The fatal event took place just south of the Donald Ross Road exit in northern Palm Beach County.

The man was heading north on his 1980 Harley Davidson motorcycle in the inside lane when a Florida Department of Transportation vehicle attempted to make a left turn. The 69-year-old FDOT driver wanted to get to an “Official Use Only” median in the center of the interstate but struck the motorcyclist.

The Harley Davidson smacked into the left side of the FDOT vehicle, which launched the 41-year-old man into the air as the motorcycle was crushed.

The motorcyclist, whose identity has yet to be revealed, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.

Florida Highway Patrol responded to the matter and is handling the investigation. Reports indicate that the FDOT driver was not injured.

Information about the protective equipment the motorcyclist had at the time of the accident has also yet to be made available.

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath is deeply saddened to hear this news and express our condolences to the friends and family of the motorcyclist. Our firm has extensive experience with motorcycle collision cases and can be reached at (561) 655-1990.