Melbourne Police Investigates Serious Injury Vehicle Crash Involving Illegal Dirtbikes

By  //  April 17, 2017

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The Melbourne Police Department is investigating a serious injury crash that happened Sunday at 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of University Boulevard and Grant Street.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department is investigating a serious injury crash that happened Sunday at 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of University Boulevard and Grant Street.

According to Melbourne Police Commander Heath Sanders,, witnesses told officers several dirt bikes without street legal equipment, such as lights or license plates, had been driving at high speeds on University Boulevard for the past hour.

All of the riders were not wearing helmets nor other protective equipment.

“A Ford Mustang convertible was East on University Boulevard attempting to turn left onto Grant Street when one of the dirt bikes collided into the passenger side of the Mustang,” said Commander Sanders.

“The bike’s operator was ejected and flew into the car’s passenger before landing on the street on the other side of the car. The dirt bike’s operator and the car’s passenger were both transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center for their injuries.”

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The bike operator was in serious condition and the passenger is listed as stable.

As a result of the serious injuries, the Melbourne Police Department’s Traffic Unit was dispatched to the scene to investigate the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731 or Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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