A Land ‘O Lakes, FL motorcyclist was killed when the motorcycle he was riding on collided with the back end of another vehicle.
According to TBO.com, at approximately 11:30 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, October 17, 2013, Kevin Dean Slaunwhite, 51, of Land ‘O Lakes, FL was headed west on State Road 52 just east of Paradise Point Way in New Port Richey, FL.
Florida Highway Patrol reports indicate that for unknown reasons, Slaunwhite failed to slow down at a red light and slammed into the back of a 2001 Ford Taurus being driven by Kelly Watts, 49, of the Bronx, NY. Watts was stopped at the red light at the time of the collision.
As a result of the crash, Slaunwhite was ejected from his bike and thrown in the center median of the roadway. Sadly, Slaunwhite was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident as a result of his injuries.
Neither Watts nor his passenger, Sidney Curry, 29, of Middletown, NY, were injured in the accident.
Preliminary data collected by the Governors Highway Safety Administration reports a 9% increase in the number of motorcyclist fatalities recorded in 2012. This marks the 14th of 15 years that have noted an increase in the number of motorcyclist fatalities. Florida continues to ranked as one of the top 3 states for motorcyclists fatalities each year.
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