Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the two motorcyclists and their two passengers who were killed at the intersection of County Road 476 and County Road 629 in Bushnell this past Saturday night. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Paul Sermons drove his 1991 GMC truck into the lane where the two motorcyclists were travelling. Apparently, Mr. Sermons was trying to pass a slower moving vehicle at the time.
This tragic motorcycle accident stands as a stark reminder to all of us who drive in Florida that we must look out for all types of vehicles as we operate our cars and trucks. As an avid bicyclist, I am particularly concerned the motorists look out for bicycles near the shoulder of the road. In Central Florida, we are blessed with a very active motorcycling community. This community of riders contributes to our economy in many positive ways. We need to be ever mindful of their presence on our roads, and to respect their right of way.