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Motorcyclist injured after car turns into his path

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a June 19 crash at the intersection of NW 13th Street and NW 23rd Avenue.

At 5:39 p.m. on June 19, a motorcycle driven by a 24-year-old Gainesville man was traveling southbound on NW 13th Street in the inside lane, approaching the intersection with NW 23rd Avenue. A Chevrolet Impala driven by a 28-year-old Gainesville man was stopped at the intersection facing north, in the process of turning left onto NW 23rd Avenue. The car had a flashing yellow light, and the driver said he did not see the motorcycle. He turned into the path of the motorcycle, which had the right of way and did not have time to react before hitting the rear of the car.

The driver of the car was uninjured; the driver of the motorcycle was ejected and transported to UF Health Shands under a trauma alert with non-life-threatening injuries. The motorcycle was completely engulfed in flames.

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