Cocoa Police: Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Crash With SUV

By  //  November 24, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: A female motorcyclist is hospitalized in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries following a midday collision with an SUV. (Cocoa Police Video)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – A female motorcyclist is hospitalized in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries following a midday collision with an SUV.

Just after noon Tuesday, patrol officers and Cocoa Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of Clearlake Road and Dixon Blvd. after witnesses reported a vehicle crash involving an SUV and a motorcycle.

Preliminary findings indicate the driver of the motorcycle, an adult female, was northbound on Clearlake Road.

A southbound SUV attempting to make an eastbound turn onto Dixon Blvd. turned in the path of the motorcycle causing the driver to hit the side of the SUV.

The unidentified female driver was wearing a helmet. She suffered serious injuries and was flown to a nearby trauma center for treatment.

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Traffic crash investigators are currently reviewing video evidence taken from a citizen’s dashboard camera that captured the collision from a distance.

The SUV was driven by a female who had two children with her, including a 6-day-old infant. They were not injured.

“The driver of the SUV says she never saw the motorcycle,” said Sgt. Pat Dovale.

“The victim is fortunate she was wearing a helmet. That alone probably saved her life.”

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The Cocoa Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency since 2006 through the Florida Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation. We are a full-service law enforcement agency dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for the more than 18,000 citizens we serve. Our focus on community oriented policing has fostered impactful relationships with our citizens and business owners. Together we are committed to reducing crime, protecting and helping our victims of crime and educating the public to prevent crime in order to live in a safe and secure community.


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