A 20-year-old Ormond Beach man was killed in a rear-end collision as he traveled north on I-95 late Friday night, two miles north of the Old Dixie Highway interchange in Flagler County.
The crash was reported at 11 :15 p.m. when a couple traveling in a 2020 Dodge Journey reported being struck from behind by the motorcyclist, who was riding a Yamaha YZF-R6. Witnesses reported the motorcyclist going more than 100 miles per hour as he ran into the back of the Dodge.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the rider lost control, veered off to the east of the highway, and was ejected into the woods as the motorcycle overturned. FHP notes he had been wearing a helmet. In keeping with its new policy of withholding names under a misinterpretation of Marsy’s Law, the Florida Highway Patrol has not identified the victim.
The couple in the Dodge, a 43-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman from Miami, were not injured. An emergency helicopter was requested to be on standby, but the request was cancelled as Flagler County Fire Rescue paramedics from Rescue 92 declared the man deceased at the scene. Flagler County Sheriff’s Office units also responded, as did FHP, which is handling the investigation.
It was the second road fatality in two days on Flagler roads, and the 18th this year in the county. Four of the fatal crash victims have been motorcyclists.
Take note, cops. Stop the speeders. Luckily, this guy was 11 o’clock at night and on US one. Luckily, he hit the back of an SUV. Had he hit the back of my vehicle, I’d probably be dead with my two young children in it. The speeders don’t care, because they are not regulated by the police properly. I am glad the couple wasn’t hurt.
Too much power says
I used to own the Yamaha R1, the 1000cc big brother to that 600cc machine, it was ridiculous how much power it had, all over the place like a personal jet fighter. Even that R6 “stock of the showroom floor” will wind out in top gear at 165 no problem. I started out on a honda 400 and worked my way up to a 1200cc BMW (Im almost 50), 20 years old is pretty young for a 165MPH capable ride but theres never been a law against it, a 16 year old can go buy a 200 MPH+ first bike no questions asked, Always thought that was crazy.
The ORIGINAL land of no turn signals says
The common denominator 100+ miles per hour.
Those crotch-rockets are as dangerous as an AR-15
They are inanimate objects. The people are dangerous and reckless. Stop blaming the items!
Can’t these people just slow down, it could very well save their lives. It just amazes me the speed people are driving on I-95. ITs not 70-75 its 85+.
Remember the saying speed kills, there’s the proof. Sad a life was lost.
I remember when says
They should be BANNED.
Nobody needs a motorcycle that goes that fast. Just think about the carbon being released into the atmosphere which is choking the lives out of the flowers.
I wonder if the other vehicle want a CLIMATE KILLING SUV would the unlucky rider survived?
It’s not speed that kills it’s the difference in speeds of the vehicles that does IMO