“Motorcyclist Killed, Passenger Critical in Port St. Lucie Crash”

By | August 9, 2023

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A motorcyclist died and his passenger was critically injured in a crash involving a SUV on Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard. The motorcyclist, Hector Rodriguez, was traveling east when a Ford Explorer tried to turn left and collided with him. Rodriguez later died at the hospital, while the passenger remains in critical condition. The crash is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the police. Will Greenlee reported

In Port St. Lucie, a tragic accident occurred on Tuesday night, resulting in the death of a motorcyclist and critical injuries to his passenger. The incident involved a sport utility vehicle and took place on Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard, according to local authorities.

The police were alerted to the crash at around 8:40 p.m. at the intersection of Southeast Port St. Lucie and Southeast Morningside boulevards. This location is situated in the southeastern part of the city, just west of U.S. 1.

Preliminary investigations indicate that a 40-year-old man named Hector Rodriguez, a resident of Port St. Lucie, was traveling east on Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard on his Suzuki motorcycle. Simultaneously, a Ford Explorer was heading west in the opposite direction. The collision occurred when the Ford driver attempted to make a left turn onto Southeast Morningside Boulevard.

Tragically, Rodriguez was airlifted to a nearby hospital but succumbed to his injuries. The passenger on the motorcycle, a 33-year-old woman from Port St. Lucie, was also flown to a hospital and is currently in critical condition.

Both Rodriguez and his passenger were wearing helmets at the time of the accident, as confirmed by Sgt. John Dellacroce, the police spokesperson. Fortunately, the driver of the Ford escaped unharmed. However, the female passenger in the vehicle suffered serious injuries and was transported to a hospital. She was later discharged on Wednesday, according to Dellacroce.

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In other news, the Port St. Lucie Police Department is actively investigating the incident, and anyone with relevant information is urged to contact the police at 772-871-5001.

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