Father-Daughter Injured in Motorcycle Collision With U-Turning Car on Seminole Woods Blvd.
FlaglerLive | July 1, 2016
A man and his daughter riding a motorcycle north on Seminole Woods Boulevard were hospitalized early Friday afternoon after they collided with a car that was performing a U-turn on Seminole Woods Boulevard, and that had apparently not seen the motorcycle heading its way.
The identity of the victims is not yet available. The man was trauma-evacuated by Flagler County Fire Flight, the emergency helicopter, to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach, with a severe bone fracture. His daughter was transported to Florida Hospital Flagler nearby. Both directions of Seminole Woods Boulevard were shut down after the wreck. Southbound traffic was diverted at Sesame Boulevard. Northbound traffic was diverted at Sloganeer Trail.
A Florida Highway Patrol investigator at the scene said the wreck was caused when a Palm Coast woman driving a 1981 Ford Crown Victoria south decided to make a U-turn where the road intersects with Slipper Trail. The northbound motorcycle struck the Ford on its right-front, ejecting both the man and the woman, neither of whom was wearing a helmet. But both were conscious at the scene.
“It was a legal U-turn,” the investigator said. “It was a right-of-way issue.” Charges are pending against the driver of the Ford, who remained at the scene, stepping in and out of an FHP patrol car as rain threatened shortly after the wreck. She was not injured in the wreck.
The motorcyclist appeared to have had little warning of the woman’s U-turn: a brief, eight-foot stretch of tire marks precedes the point of collision.
Two Flagler County Fire Rescue ambulances responded to the scene, as did an engine and a captain, along with the Palm Coast Fire Department and the Palm Coast Fire Police. The sheriff’s office was first at the scene. The vehicles were towed by Saxon’s wrecker around 2:15 p.m. and the roadway opened shortly after that.