Two men and a woman were hospitalized, one of them airlifted as a trauma patient, after a car plowed into them as they rode south on U.S. 1 Friday afternoon.
Jeffery Lynn Coffman, 59, of Clermont Court in Palm Coast, is the latest victim of a curving stretch of U.S. 1 that has claimed the lives of several people over the years.
Peter Lonchar Jr., a 66-year-old motorcyclist traveling north on U.S. 1 early this morning, was killed when he drifted off the highway, struck a concrete culvert and jumped a silk construction fence, ending up near a waterlogged ditch. He was not discovered until after noon.
Gary Pearson, 54, of Jacksonville, was killed as he rode his motorcycle north on U.S. 1, before 8 a.m. Wednesday, when a car pulled out of Matanzas Woods to take U.S. 1 south, and failed to see the motorcyclist.
Dana Marie Oleske, 35, was riding her 2004 Honda Shadow north on I-95, in Palm Coast, when she crashed in the emergency median after attempting a passing maneuver. She is in critical condition.
The Rue, Ziffra and Caldwell name, beside its saturation of Central Florida media markets and word of mouth, is synonymous with motorcycles, especially around Bike Week. But there’s a history and purpose behind the association.
In the fifth Bike Week accident on Flagler roads, a biker speeding south on A1A in Flagler Beach struck a car this afternoon and was evacuated by air in critical condition.
A man in a BWM cut off a married couple from Jacksonville on their Harley Davidson as the man was making an illegal turn into a JT Seafood Shack parking lot. The couple sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Ronnie Reynolds, 54, of Richlands, Va., was evacuated by air in critical condition to Halifax Hospital after brakes malfunctioned and sent him and the bike tumbling five or six times.
Billy and Diana Sallee were vacationing for the first time in 12 years, to Bike Week, when their bike rear-ended an SUV on A1A Monday. Diana, 39, died of her injuries Tuesday evening at Halifax in Daytona Beach.