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Biker Thomas Dolan of Palm Coast Is Killed in Collision Near White Eagle Lounge on US1

| May 11, 2016

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The White Eagle Lounge on U.S. 1 was a popular stopping point for bikers. (© FlaglerLive)

Thomas Dolan, a 59-year-old resident of Palm Coast, was killed Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a driver pulling out of the White Eagle Lounge on U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway.


Dolan was riding his 2015 Harley Davidson north on U.S. 1. He was in the inside lane. Peggy Puelo, 63, of Ormond Beach, was at the wheel of a 2008 Kia Rondo. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, she pulled out of the White Eagle Lounge parking lot and crossed the northbound lanes of U.S. 1, violating Dolan’s right of way.

The front of Dolan’s motorcycle struck the back of the Kia, ejecting Dolan and killing him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been wearing a helmet, according to FHP.

The crash took place just after 4 p.m. The Palm Coast Fire Department, Flagler County Fire Rescue, the Palm Coast Fire Police and the sheriff’s office were at the scene as FHP investigated. The investigation, by homicide investigator Cpl. Steve Howard, is ongoing.

Dolan’s is the fourth fatality on Flagler roads in three days. On May 7, three people, including a 4-year-old child, were killed in a wreck on I-95.

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27 Responses for “Biker Thomas Dolan of Palm Coast Is Killed in Collision Near White Eagle Lounge on US1”

  1. Dave says:

    Sorry to hear about the loss of a fellow biker,, prayers for his family.

    . A big question was this woman intoxicated ?

  2. The Truth says:

    How sad, yet another case of a driver not paying attention and understanding that every decision you make when driving a vehicle could be the difference between life and death for you, someone else on the road or someone or something walking along side.

    RIP Thomas Dolan

  3. Derrick Mullins says:

    If the family wants to talk to anybody from the scene please contact me at dmullins911@gmail.com

  4. Jim says:

    Why does she have to be intoxicated? Accidents do happen when sober……

  5. Look THREE Times says:

    Drove past this horrible, UNNECESSARY accident! Stuipid drivers never look.. I’m not even a biker. Impatient and aggressive driving always at that intersection! There has to be consequences for taking lives… Period.

  6. justin386@gmail.com says:

    Probably not from that bar. That bar has been shut down for well over a year!

  7. Long time citizen says:

    So sorry to lose another biker, my condolences to the family. Let me guess, she didn’t see him.

  8. confidential says:

    Probably …is the White Eagle liable for over serving her?
    These right of way violators should be prosecuted for murder!. Maybe then will respect other vehicles and drivers rights of ways!

  9. Sharon says:

    I don’t know, but the White Eagle has been closed for over a year, passed this accident yesterday.

  10. Downtown says:

    The White Eagle is due to reopen sometime this month. But more important, when is the state going to install a traffic light at this intersection? They felt the need to place a light at the intersection of US 1 and Eagle Landing, near the county line, where you have a straight road for miles and unobstructed views in both directions. How many people have to be killed before the state recognizes there is a big problem at US 1 and Old Dixie. Also, a fence across the front of the parking lot at the White Eagle would stop people from entering US 1 from multiple angles from the parking lot. Customers of the White Eagle should be forced to enter/exit US 1 from Old Dixie.Highway only.

  11. Bikers wife says:

    Most of the time they say they don’t see you then pay attention while you are on the road no more texting and driving too.Sorry for the family’s loss.

  12. woodchuck says:

    Jim is correct it does not have to be a drunk driving accident.Palm Coast is the worst of people look right at you and still pull out right in front of you.Then they get pissed off when your trying not to hit them.Rae and Ryan dr.off Rymfire is horrible.They give a new meaning to a California roll.I ride and 95% of the time it is a dangerous trip but they won”t get the best of me.

  13. woodchuck says:

    Just to add one more comment we don’t need another traffic signal on U.S.1.They have added 4+lights in the 5 years or so.They are light red light light cameras,if you stop it doesn’t matter.

  14. Derrick Mullins says:

    The eagle is not open so they couldn’t over serve her. She stopped in at the Eagle for a moment to see the new Restorations and then pulled out of the parking lot. She said she thought she had enough time to make it.

  15. Roll on 2 says:

    Putting a light in will not do anything. Look at the light at Seminole Woods and how many accidents are caused by it! Lost count of how many times I had to blow thru it on red to avoid getting rear-ended!

  16. Big truck driver says:

    She said she thought she had enough time to make it! Well she didn’t she killed someone!! What should couldn’t wait 10 more seconds until the hwy was clear oh yea that’s right always in a rush! I see it all day from my semi truck and your all sitting at the same traffic light ahead by 2 cars. Hurry up to wait.

  17. Wendy says:

    When will it ever end? When will people put their phones down? When will people value life? When will people take their head out their ass? When will people look twice and save a life? This is just ridiculous, insane. A man with a new bike looking forward to the first summer on his bike. A man going on a quick ride probably after work. Most likely on his way home. A home that is now shattered. Someone was waiting for him at the precise moment he left this earth. Nothing can be said to ease this pain. How about the community DEMAND a light or some some thing at this pass? People wake up, look twice.

  18. Rachel says:

    Look twice and save a life and these stupid accidents could be avoided.

  19. Maria says:

    Very sad. We lost a hardworking co-worker in this senseless accident. He was a sweet man who loved his family. I was considering a new bike but after this no thanks.

  20. Donna says:

    That is a bad place.it needs something.we also need a light at us1&304.always accidents and car parts in road.

  21. Cyd Weeks says:

    Sad.. Prayers for all involved.

  22. Beth Ryone says:

    Been There, Our deepest most sincere sympathy goes to Mr. Dolan’s family. My husband and I past the horrible accident sight probably minutes after it happened. It brought back memories of the fatal accident our precious son, Adam, was involved in on his Harley on May 16th last year. People need to stop multi tasking while driving! A motor vehicle can be a deadly weapon if used improperly. The person who killed our son only received a thousand dollar fine and six months suspended license. Our son was loved and respected in this county and elsewhere and his death needs to mean something. How can we get people to stop and think before it is to late? Adam, we love and miss you more today then yesterday.

  23. MB says:

    Hey everyone. As a member of the family I kindly ask that everyone tone it down. This has been very difficult for the Dolan family and some of the comments are upsetting to our family. This is not the place to hash out an agenda or place blame. The police have been very thorough in their investigation and are doing everything they can to discover the facts in this tragedy. Lets not jump to conclusions. Wait until the investigation is finished. ALL parties involved in this are having to process this and come to terms with it. For those who have posted kind words about Tom, we thank you.

  24. NortonSmitty says:

    At 4PM pulling out of the Eagle, you are facing due west into the sun. Your car is angled upward so you are looking straight into the sun and the glare on your windshield can be blinding. Not saying this is what happened or making excuses, but all of you who are strutting around and pointing fingers as if you were the Church Lady in a Whorehouse need to get a grip and stop stirring this pot for your own agenda. My condolences to the families of the victim and peace to Peggy. I’m sure she feels bad enough.

  25. NortonSmitty says:

    BTD, where did you get that nugget of info from?

  26. Chilly Willy says:

    RIP BRO.

    Another cotton head in a cage that just didn’t see the bike with the headlight on. LOOK TWICE AND SAVE A LIFE!

    CHILLY

  27. cs nj coc says:

    May God bring peace and comfort to this family who lost a husband,dad,brother etc. Praying that your hearts can be at peace sooner then expected. And that forgiveness is at hand. May God grant a peace of mind and may all come to know the Lord Christ Jesus. Im sorry for the pain that had been caused to losing ur love one and on top of cruel comments. May we forgive also ad our Heavely Father has forgiven us. May The Lord be with you always. Amen

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