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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Jackson County crash, FHP investigating

Motorcycle Crash
Posted at 5:24 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 17:24:59-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Troopers are investigating after one person was seriously injured during a motorcycle accident in Jackson County.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred Monday on US 98 at 1:30 p.m. in Jackson County.

Troopers say a 54-year-old man from Campbellsport was driving southbound in a truck towing a trailer on State Road 73, approaching a stop sign.

A 46-year-old woman on a motorcycle was traveling westbound in US 90, making a right turn onto State Road 73.

Before the truck came to a stop, the driver swung the truck and its trailer wide over into the northbound lane. The left tandems on the trailer were stopped in the northbound lane. The woman on the motorcycle was not able to see the trailer in her lane in time, according to the report.

The left side of the motorcycle collided with the left front tandem of the trailer. The motorcycle began to rotate counterclockwise, then overturned and the woman was thrown off the vehicle, coming to final rest on the east shoulder of State Road 73 facing west.

The truck and trailer came to final rest at the area of collision facing south. The motorcycle came to a final rest on its right side in the northbound lane of State Road 73 facing west.

The Florida Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Marianna Police Department, Marianna Fire Department and Jackson County Fire Rescue.