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A 48-year-old man has passed away from injuries sustained in a traffic accident early yesterday morning (October 9, 2020).
Officers with the Daytona Beach Police Department responded to South Clyde Morris Boulevard at New Bellevue Avenue soon after the crash was reported to a 911 operator at 6:33 a.m.
The man – a South Daytona resident – was pronounced dead by first responders shortly after they arrived on scene.
Investigators believe he was driving a silver Suzuki Vl 800 motorcycle south on Clyde Morris using the right-hand lane when its front struck the driver’s side of a 2016 silver Kia Forte LX attempting to turn north on Clyde Morris from New Bellevue.
A witness to the crash told officers that the driver of the Forte had completely stopped at the intersection of Clyde Morris and New Bellevue before moving forward into the Suzuki’s path as it was going through the intersection.
The T-Bone collision knocked the rider of the Suzuki off the motorcycle and the vehicle came to its final rest in the middle of Clyde Morris facing northeast. The Kia was spun around from the impact and came to its final rest facing north.
Charges are pending against the 52-year-old woman who was driving the Kia at the time of the accident. She complained of slight head pain to paramedics at the scene and was transported non-emergency to Halifax Health Medical Center.
A 32-year-old male who was in the front passenger seat of the Kia at the time of the accident told officers he wasn’t hurt.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Daytona Wrecker Service.
The driver of the motorcycle did not have a motorcycle endorsement. The vehicle is registered to a family member. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.