BRADENTON – Florida Highway Patrol has reported that a man was killed and a woman seriously injured after they were hit by a van while riding a motorcycle Friday night in Bradenton.

The crash took place as a 28-year-old man from Virginia was riding a motorcycle with a 27-year-old woman riding as a passenger traveling east on Cortez Road approaching the intersection with 51st Street West.

As the motorcycle approached the intersection, a 64-year-old man from Bradenton Florida was driving a van in the westbound left turn lane of Cortez Road West.

At 8:42:00 PM the driver of the van failed to yield to the oncoming motorcycle and attempted to make a left turn driving directly into the path of the oncoming motorcycle.

The motorcyclist did not have time to avoid a collision and the right front of the van crashed into the left front of the motorcycle.

After the initial impact, the motorcycle overturned, throwing both the 28-year-old man and the 27-year-old woman onto the roadway.

The motorcyclist was critically injured and the passenger was seriously injured, both were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The 28-year-old man succumbed to his injuries and passed away. The 27-year-old woman remains in serious condition.

The driver of the van was not hurt in the crash and FHP has stated that the accident remains under investigation.

The post Motorcyclist Killed and Passenger In Serious Condition After Being Hit By Van On Cortez Rd In Bradenton appeared first on Justice Pays.