8-year-old Florida boy badly hurt, man killed when a Kia makes a left turn in front of their motorcycle
BRADENTON, Fla. (BIKER DAD)–An 8-year-old Florida boy badly in hurt in a motorcycle crash was riding with a 40-year-old man who was killed. Police say it happened when a 71-year-old driver made a left turn in his white Kia in front of what appears to be Harley Davidson bagger.
You can watch WFLA’s report in the video player above.
The report doesn’t say if the 8-year-old boy was the rider’s child. But one would assume that’s a high probablity. the driver of the car hasn’t been charged yet, and it’s not clear if he will. But “not seeing” a motorcycle while making a left turn is a scourge on riders. It appears from the video it was a nice sunny day. In those conditions it would be pretty hard to miss the machine gleaming in the Florida sunshine.
The 40-year-old man died at the scene. The 8-year-old boy went to the hospital with serious injuries.
We’ll keep you posted on charges.